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Hostile Intruder on Campus

In the event of a hostile intruder on campus:


Hostile Intruder in University Building:

When a hostile person(s) is actively causing death or serious bodily injury or the threat of imminent death or serious bodily injury to person(s) within an IU Kokomo building, the following procedures should be implemented:

  • Members of the campus community should immediately lock/barricade students and themselves in the nearest room. If possible, cover any windows or openings that have a direct line of sight into the hallway.

  • If communication is available, call the IUPD at extension 363 and call 9-911 from any campus phone or call the IUPD at 455-9363 and 911 from any cell phone.

  • IU Kokomo Police and the Kokomo Police will respond as quickly as possible and take any action deemed necessary to control the hostile situation.

  • Do not sound the fire alarm. A fire alarm would signal the occupants to evacuate the building and thus place them in potential harm as they attempt to exit.

  • Lock the windows and close blinds or curtains.

  • Stay away from the windows.

  • Turn off lights and all audio equipment.

  • Try to remain as calm as possible.

  • Keep everyone together.

  • Stay out of open areas and be as quiet as possible.

  • Keep the room secure until the police arrive and give directions.

  • Once the police arrive, all commands should be obeyed. This may involve a person being handcuffed or keeping hands in the air. This is done for safety reasons. Once circumstances are evaluated by the police, further instructions will be given.

Hostile Intruder on the grounds of the University:

When a hostile person(s) is actively causing death or serious physical injury or the threat of imminent death or physical injury to person(s) on IU Kokomo grounds, the following procedures should be implemented:

  • Run away from the threat as quickly as possible.

  • Do not run in a straight line but run behind vehicles, bushes, trees, and anything else to block the view of the intruder.

  • After getting away from immediate area of danger, call IUPD and 911.

  • Take into consideration an area in which to hide and remain hidden to avoid danger if you are unable to get away.

  • Once the police arrive, all commands should be obeyed. This may involve a person being handcuffed or keeping hands in the air. This is done for safety reasons. Once circumstances are evaluated by the police, further instructions will be given.

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