INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 8, 2016)- Butler University is teaching its students how to respond if an active shooter comes to campus.
The school’s police department just released a new video in hopes of increasing its students' chances of surviving an active shooter situation on campus.
The six minute long video was shot at Butler last fall.
It shows a gunman entering a building on campus and then depicts how students and local law enforcement would likely react.
The narrator explains the “Run, Hide, Fight” response model endorsed by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
He then explains anytime a credible threat is reported on, or near, the Butler campus a text alert is sent to students.
Public safety officials stress that most people will never encounter an active shooter situation, but everyone should still take time to prepare.
“This video talks about active shooter but you take the concept of it and you think about your everyday life, when you pull into a parking lot late at night do you just pull in and get out or do you pull in and look around first?” said John Conley, director of law enforcement and security services at Butler University.
The Butler Police Department plans to incorporate its new video into an active shooter response training curriculum it’s currently developing.
The plan is to offer the training to all Butler students, faculty, and staff.