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PERSON WITH WEAPON OR GUN

If you observe someone with a weapon, call 911 immediately and then call Campus Safety/Security at (509) 358-7995.

Trust your instincts and do the following:

1. Observe at a distance and remember or jot down unique or significant information available to you.

2. Be prepared to provide the following information to the police department and Campus Safety/Security:

  • A description of the person.
  • Distinguishing characteristics, such as a mustache, earrings, tattoos.
  • A detailed description of their clothing.
  • A description of the person's vehicle and license plate number.
  • A description of the weapon seen and how it was seen or used or why you believe the person may be involved.

3. Under no circumstances should you confront a person you believe is armed. Do not look the person directly in the eye.

4. If you are in harm's way of a person with a weapon, you should take cover as quickly as possible, close doors behind you, and take cover under furniture, etc. If you are outside a building, try to move away from the situation as quickly as possible and take cover. Call 911 as soon as you have access to a phone.

5. Fill out an Incident Report form (S25.20.7) and forward it, within 24 hours, as directed. Obtain the report online or by calling (509) 358-7994.  

CONTACT US

Campus Alert Line:
509-323-2474

Telephone:
509-358-7760 or 509-358-7994
Fax:
509-368-6990

E-mail:
norenep@wsu.edu