Internal Threat Lockdown

A INTERNAL LOCKDOWN will be initiated when there is a violent or dangerous situation that poses an immediate deadly threat individuals on campus. Once a INTERNAL LOCKDOWN is initiated:

Secure immediate area:
  • Outside/Entrance doors will not be locked to allow access to emergency responders
  •  Lock, if able, and barricade doors in your immediate area
  • Evacuate to a safe area outside if possible
  • Turn off lights 
  • Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons
  • Block interior windows; close interior blinds if any
  • Turn off radios and computer monitors
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight
  • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection (i.e. concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets)
  • Silence cell phones (do not turn off)
  • If able take out the intruder, which could mean just disrupting or distracting the intruder's actions to give first responders time to arrive.
  • Do not endanger or jeopardize your lives or others at anytime
What to Report:
  • Your specific location- building name and office/room number
  • Number of people at your specific location
  • Injuries- number injured, types of injuries
  • Assailant(s)- location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weapons, backpack, separate explosions from gunfire etc.
  • Individual(s) identity if known
Un-Securing an area:
  • Consider risks before un-securing rooms; the individual may be trying to enter the room
  • The individual may or will not stop until he/she is engaged by an outside force
  • Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be accomplished without further endangering the persons inside a secured area
  • Consider the safety of those secured in the room vs. those outside the room
  • If doubt exists for the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area should remain secured

Important ATSU Kirksville Emergency Numbers

Security Office:  1-660-626-2380
Switchboard / Dispatch:– 0 - or – 626-2121 

Security Emergency and non-emergency
(On Campus) ext. 33
(Off Campus) 1-660-349-9513

Kirksville Police: 
(On Campus) Dial 9-911 
(Off Campus) Dial 911

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