St. Clair County Community College

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Run, hide, fight

Campus security information

Run, hide, fight

Be prepared

This information is intended to provide you with possible actions you might take in the case of an active shooter on campus. Situations of this nature happen very quickly and direction from the College may not be available to assist you. It’s up to you to make the best decision with the information you have received or observed and then act decisively.

If you hear gunshots or suspected gunshots: Know your options

Run. Hide. Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event is a Department of Homeland Security Grant Funded Project of the Regional Catastrophic Planning Initiative. The following video was produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

This video can generate an emotional response.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact Cori Krohn at Campus Patrol: (810) 989-5509 or


  • Know your exit routes. Know where you would go and help others when you can.
  • If others refuse to leave, don’t let their indecision impede your exit to safety.
  • Call 911 when it is safe to do so and prevent others from entering the danger zone if it is safe to do so.


  • If you can’t run, find a room, closet or other secure place to hide.
  • Lock and block the doors; place objects in front of locked doors to delay entry by the shooter.
  • Pull shades and cover any windows in the door if possible and turn off all lights.
  • Turn off the ringer and vibration modes on your cell phone and stay out of sight.

Fight: (This is a last resort! Do not go looking for the shooter!)

  • Make a plan of attack with those who are with you.
  • Find anything that can be used as a weapon.
  • Attack the shooter aggressively and decisively using your weapon.
  • Once the shooter is incapacitated, leave the area immediately!

After Action:

  • Follow all commands given by Emergency Responders.
  • Keep your hands visible.
  • Avoid pointing or shouting.
  • If you encounter victims, continue to exit the building knowing that help is on the way for the injured.

For additional information or questions, contact:

  • Campus Patrol, (810) 989-5757, Main Building Room 207
  • Cori Krohn, Director of Campus Patrol & Training / Title IX Coordinator, (810) 989-5509,