Updated October 12, 2022
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The Policy on Disruptive Behavior in an Instructional Setting defines “disruptive behavior” and outlines the procedures for responding to and reporting this type of behavior to the Dean of Students. Read the policy
Threatening Behavior by Students:
The Policy on Threatening Behavior by Students defines “threatening behavior” and outlines the procedures for immediately reporting such behavior to the University of Arizona Police Department, the Dean of Students, and a supervisor or department head. Read the policy
The University’s Policy on Workplace Violence prohibits any form of violence, including acts defined as “intentionally threatening; intimidating; physically injuring; stalking; damaging property; or referencing or using a weapon or firearm, unless the individual doing so is a certified law enforcement officer acting within the course and scope of his or her duties.” Read the policy
Report any concerns or observations of workplace violence to the Division of Human Resources at 520-621-9449 or visit the Threat Assessment & Management Team webpage.
Critical Incident Response Team (UACIRT):
The UACIRT webpage has information for what to do in the case of acute emergencies, including: Active Shooter/Armed Individual; Bomb Threat and Suspicious Objects; Suspicious/Threatening Parcels and Letters; Building Evacuation; Evacuation of Disabled Persons; Utility Failure; Personal Injury; Fire; Biological Spill; Radiation Spill; Chemical Exposure; Chemical Spills and Other Accidental Releases; Emergency Travel Assistance Services. More information can be found on the UACIRT webpage.
Response to an Active Shooter Overview: Run, Hide, Fight
Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Students, employees and visitors are likely to follow the directions of instructors, supervisors and administrators during an active shooter situation.
- Have an escape route and plan in mind
- Leave your belongings behind (take keys and phones only if it doesn’t delay your escape)
- Keep your hands visible
- Hide in an area out of the active shooter’s view
- Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors if possible
- As a last resort and only when your life is in danger
- Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter
- Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter
CALL 9-1-1 WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO
INFORMATION YOU SHOULD PROVIDE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT & 9-1-1
• Location of the active shooter/s
• Number of shooters, if more than one
• Physical description of the shooter/s
• Number and type of weapons possessed by the shooter/s
• Number of potential victims and their locations at the incident scene
HOW TO RESPOND WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES
- Remain calm and follow instructions from officers
- Immediately raise hands and spread fingers when instructed by officers
- Keep hands visible at all times
- Avoid making quick movements toward officers such as attempting to go to them for safety
- Avoid pointing, screaming or yelling
- Don’t stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating; proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the building/area of toward the location designated by officers
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