VIDEO: Ohio State Updates Active Shooter Survival Tutorial

posted by Scott Jennings - 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University Police Department has released an updated video advising students and staff on how to survive an active shooter situation.

Back in 2015, the department originally posted a video that eventually garnered over one-million views, and urged those on campus to use the "run, hide, fight" mantra in an emergency situation.

Officer Cassandra Shaffer narrates the newest version of the tutorial, which goes over tactics to use both in buildings and in open areas.

In many instances, if students are in a building when a shooter begins firing, students are advised to run, and if they can, hide in a nearby room, barricade the door, and silence their phones.

Students are also advised to call 9-1-1 and provide as much information as possible, and text their loved ones to let them know they are OK.

Officer Shaffer also advises campus-goers not to call 9-1-1 asking for information.

The update comes as students and staff get ready to return to campus for the fall semester. Many students will be moving into the dorms this weekend, and the first day of classes is August 21st. 

(photo courtesy The Ohio State University Police)

 

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