Armed Intruder

Intruder IconQuickly determine the best way to protect yourself and, when it is safe to do so, call 911 and campus security at 250.740.6600.


  • Consider a safe evacuation of the area if you know the location of the threat. When evacuating, keep your hands visible and follow police instructions.

Shelter in Place

  • Remain in classroom or office and lock and barricade all doors and windows by any means available.
  • Turn off lights and stay behind solid objects which are away from doors and windows.
  • Minimize noise, turn off cell phones (ringers, alarms and vibrations) and audio equipment.

Take Action

If you are caught in an exposed area and you cannot get into a classroom or office you must decide on a course of action.

  • Hide – remain calm and stay hidden until you can make safe contact with police.
  • Running – if you think you can safely make it out of an area, run in a zigzag pattern.
  • Playing dead – if others around you are wounded, you may choose to lay still.
  • Fight – confrontation is a last resort. Attempt to incapacitate the assailant by any means available.