Active Shooter Informational Resources
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.
In most cases, there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.
Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims.
Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes--before law enforcement arrives on the scene--individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
The following resources provide information of preparing for such an incident and what to do if confronted with an active shooter.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Resources
Federal Emergency Management Agency Independent Study Class
FEMA Independent Study Class- Active Shooter: What You Can Do
-- This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, on how to prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.
U.S. Secret Service Report
Preventing School Shootings: A Summary of a U.S. Secret Service Safe School Initiative Report
School Safety in Illinois
Ready Illinois School Safety Information