Report an emergency.

Active Shooter/Threat 


Immediate Actions 


  • Have an escape route and plan in mind.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Help others escape, if possible.
  • Evacuate (only if safe) regardless of whether others agree to follow.
  • Prevent individuals from entering an area where the active shooter may be present.
  • Keep your hands visible.
  • Follow the instructions of any police officer(s). 


  • If you cannot leave, find a place to hide and secure the door.
  • If the door will not lock, barricade it with chairs, desks and other materials.
  • Turn off lights, televisions, radios and computer screens.
  • Be calm and quiet and account for students and employees.
  • Call Public Safety at 678.407.5333 or 911. If you cannot speak, leave the line open to so the dispatcher can listen.
  • Ignore any fire alarm bells. 


  • As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.
  • Act as aggressively as possible against him/her.
  • Throw items and improvise on weapons.
  • Yell and scream.
  • Commit to your actions.

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