Two videos that invite discussion on response options to an active shooter on campus or in offices is being offered for viewing to university students and staff by the Colorado State University Emergency Management Team.
One video is geared toward violence in a classroom and the other is geared toward violence in an office setting. Both are available for viewing at the Department of Public Safety Web site. The Web address for both videos is http://publicsafety.colostate.edu/AShooter.htm, and a link is currently available from the Department of Public Safety homepage at http://publicsafety.colostate.edu/. Anyone with a university-issued EID may view the video.
The videos, "Shots Fired On Campus: When Lightening Strikes (Student Edition)" and "Shots Fired: When Lightening Strikes," were developed by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety to offer guidance for surviving an active shooter incident.
The videos also will be shown upon request to groups on campus with Colorado State University Police Department and University Counseling Center staff available at the meeting to discuss the video. Discussion will center on sharing an understanding with viewers that each situation is unique and that the video offers options for consideration during an emergency but does not dictate or recommend one response over the other.
Several group viewings have been arranged for students in residence halls and for student advocacy offices including Housing and Dining Services residence life staff, Division of Student Affairs, Emergency Management Team, facilities staff and the Office of Conflict Resolution. Pending group viewings include Student Leadership and Civic Engagement students and staff; student advocacy offices; and resident assistants in Corbett, Parmelee, Durward and Westfall halls.
In addition, CSUPD held a community training for law enforcement and campus officials which also featured the video.
To request a group viewing of the video with CSU Police Department and University Counseling Center support, contact Christie Hanawalt with the CSUPD at (970) 491-1159 or Christie.Hanawalt@colostate.edu.