If you are directly involved in an active shooter situation-focus on your own survival, be alert, try to figure out what’s happening and decide your best course of action. Can you safely escape? If you can, GET OUT. Trust your instincts, and leave quickly.
If escape is not immediately possible, then your second possible action is to HIDE OUT. If possible, take actions to KEEP OUT the assailant. Find a room that locks, barricade the door, and be silent. Another possible action is to TAKE COVER. Get behind something, or several things, that would help stop or deflect a bullet.
If you can’t get out, hide out, or take cover, and if you determine that you are in direct peril, then you need to take steps to protect yourself. If there’s a group of you, make a plan, spread out, and act as a team.
When it is safe to do so, call 911 (9-911 from a Campus Phone) tell the Police who you are, where you are calling from and what the problem/danger is. Give a brief description of the suspect(s) and if known, their last direction of travel or place last seen.
When the Police arrive, remain calm, show them your hands and follow their directions. For specific Active Shooter safety training, please contact the UCSB Police Department at 893.3446.
If you have a concern about someone on campus whose behavior is potentially violent, contact a member of the Threat Management Team (https://www.tmt.ucsb.edu/getting-help/)
If you know that the person of concern is a student, see the Distressed Students Response Protocol (http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/responding-to-distressed-students/protocol)