Weapons

Staff or student who is aware of a weapon brought to campus:

Student:

  • Send reporting student to University Police.
  • If the reporting student is unable/ unwilling to report, follow steps below. The student may remain anonymous.
  • Notify University Police.

Faculty:

  • Send message with trusted student that includes:
  • Your name and location
  • The name/description of the suspect
  • Whether the suspect has threatened anyone
  • Any information regarding the weapons location/type.
  • Discreetly call 4-911 if the suspect is not present.
  • Seek assistance from Dean/Director in reporting the incident.
  • If instructor suspects that weapon is in classroom, he/she should confidentially notify a neighboring Faculty by sending a trusted student.
  • Faculty should not leave classroom; he/she should wait for administrative response

IN ALL CASES – USE EXTREME CAUTION. DO NOT CONFRONT SUSPECT. STAY CALM!!

IF A STUDENT THREATENS YOU WITH A WEAPON, FOLLOW SUSPECTS DIRECTIONS; DON’T TRY TO BE A HERO.

Reporting Staff

  • Alert University Police if a weapon is suspected, as reported by staff or student (reasonable).
  • If a student reported the weapon, isolate him/her.
  • University Police proceeds to the area under suspicion.
  • If suspect threatens you with a weapon, do not try to disarm him/her. Back away with your arms up and remain calm.