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Active Shooter

Everyone at Mercy College should be familiar with how to respond to an active shooter incident, whether you are on or off campus. Although rare, active shooter incidents do occur. Be prepared and have a plan. Please review the protocols within the College’s Emergency Response Guide as well as the following active shooter resources from the US Department of Homeland Security.

Run, Hide, Fight

The following video was produced by the City of Houston Office of Public Safety. It provides valuable information on measures you can take should you find yourself in the midst of an active shooter situation. The material presented contains violent images that may be disturbing to some viewers.

NYPD Active Shooter Awareness and Prevention

The following video was produced by the New York Police Department, It provides valuable insight into active shooter awareness and prevention. The material presented is realistic and contains depictions of bullying and emotional distress that may be disturbing to some viewers.

The Option to Run, Hide, or Fight

The following video was produced by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection. It discusses the various considerations surrounding the option to Run, Hide, or Fight.