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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Security

Violent Behaviors and Active Shooters

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/security/emergencies/violentbehavior.html

Weapon On Campus

  • Immediately call 911 and/or MSU Security (507) 389-2111
  • Wait for police/security to arrive.
  • Do not confront the person with the weapon.
  • No effort should be made to intervene.

Active Shooter

If you are directly involved and exiting the building is not possible, the following actions are recommended.

  1. Go to the nearest room or office.
  2. Close the door; lock if possible, if you cannot, barricade the door with a desk, furniture or any other heavy item.
  3. Cover the door windows.
  4. Keep quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
  5. DO NOT answer the door.
  6. Call 911.
  7. Wait for the Police to assist you out of the building.

If you are involved in a situation where someone has entered the area and started shooting, the following are a list of recommended actions:

  1. Exit the building immediately.
  2. Notify anyone you may encounter and exit the building immediately.
  3. Notify the Police by calling 911.
     

Hostage - Witness

  1. If hostage-taker is unaware of your presence, do not intervene.
  2. Call 911.
  3. Stay on the phone with police if requested and safe to do so.
  4. Do not enter the hostage scene and advise others not to enter the area.
  5. Follow police directions upon arrival at the scene.
     

Hostage - If You Are Taken Hostage

  • Follow the instructions of the hostage taker.
  • Do not panic. Calm others if they are present.
  • Be respectful to the hostage taker.
  • Ask permission to speak and do not argue.

It is imperative that all faculty, staff, and students be proactive in the prevention of potentially violent situations. Members of the university community are encouraged to report all incidents of threats (oral or written), physical assaults, violent encounters, etc., to the Mankato Police Department and/or MSU Security.

Shelter in Place

In the event of an active shooter or violent incident University officials will notify the campus community to shelter in place. This means to seek immediate refuge and remain there during an emergency.

  • Remain sheltered until you are advised it is safe to leave by emergency personnel.
  • If safe to do so, go to www.mnsu.edu for latest information.
  • Turn off lights and silence phones.
  • Block entry to your hiding place and if possible lock the door.
  • Hide.
  • Call 911 or University Security at 507-389-2111.

Lock downs cannot be implemented on campus. Our facilities and their use by large variety of students, staff and visitors do not make lock-down procedure practical. In situations where a high school may call for a lock-down procedure, our campus will call for shelter in place.
 

It is imperative that all faculty, staff, and students be proactive in the prevention of potentially violent situations. Members of the university community are encouraged to report all incidents of threats (oral or written), physical assaults, violent encounters, etc., to the Mankato Police Department and/or MSU Security.