Active Threats to Staff and Students

If a person enters or threatens to enter the building for the purpose of causing physical violence either to persons or property you should do the following:
  • Call the JSU Police Department at 256-782-5050 or 911 for emergencies immediately; explain to the dispatcher what is happening.
  • Be sure to provide good directions to the dispatcher.
  • If safe, stay on the phone with the 911 dispatcher as long as possible.
  • Remove students and yourself from any danger if possible, or barricade yourself and students in a room away from the intruder.
  • If anyone becomes injured or needs medical attention, tell the dispatcher.
  • Use caution when confronting any person; this should be done as a last resort.
  • Do not leave your safe position until told to do so by police or emergency responders.

Additional Resources for Students in Distress

If you are aware of a distressed student and are concerned about their well being, please call these resources for help:

Counseling Services

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Last Updated: 2017