Active Shooter Information

If Shots Heard on Campus

Call Campus Safety x0911 or 517/629-0911

Campus Safety will then immediately:

  • Call Albion Department of Public Safety (ADPS)
  • Send a message through the College Alert system via telephone, text, email, campus siren/PA system to the campus community
  • Initiate building lock-down procedures

Once you have received the message, evaluate your surroundings for signs of danger: gunfire, smoke/flames, explosion, people fleeing.

If you ARE NOT in the vicinity of the shooter, DO NOT approach or attempt to enter that area. Go to a safe place, monitor a source of information, and remain there until you are notified it is safe to resume normal activity.

If you ARE in the vicinity of the shooter, you have three options: Run, Hide, or Fight


  • Have an escape route or plan in mind and leave your belongings behind
  • Help others escape if possible, but most importantly get out whether they agree to go or not
  • Do not attempt to move or assist the wounded
  • Try to prevent others from entering the area where the shooter may be
  • Get to a safe place and call Campus Safety


  • Hide in an area outside the shooters view
  • Lock the door or block the entrance to your hiding place
  • Silence your cell phone (including vibrate) and remain quiet


  • Fight only as last resort and when your life is in imminent danger
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter and act with as much physical aggression as possible
  • Improvise weapons or throw objects at the shooter, making sure you commit to your actions as your life depends on it

For more information please visit the link below to a video on surviving Active Shooter events.

Run, Hide, or Fight.