Kentucky State University instated an Active Shooter Emergency Plan to give students, staff and faculty a short and simple response to an emergency situation. If a person has entered the area with firearms and started shooting:

  • Attempt to exit the building immediately
  • Notify anyone you may encounter to exit the building immediately
  • Report to an area that is a safe distance away from the location of the threat. Generally this will be an area established in an emergency plan by each building head, approved by Campus Police and Security.
  • Notify KSU Police by calling (502) 597-6878, (502) 597-6877 or using a Blue Light Emergency Phone located on campus. Give the dispatcher the following information:
    • Your Name
    • Location of incident (be as specific as possible)
    • Number of shooters (if known)
    • Identification and or Description of shooter(s)
    • Number of persons involved (victims and or perpetrators) as accurate as possible
    • Your current location

If you are directly involved and exiting the building is not possible:

  • Go to the nearest room or office. Close and lock the door—do not answer the door. Keep quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
  • If possible, notify KSU Police by calling (502) 597-6878 or (502) 597-6877
  • Silence your cell phone
  • Give the police dispatcher the following information:
    • Your Name
    • Location of incident (be as specific as possible)
    • Number of shooters (if known)
    • Identification and or Description of shooter(s)
    • Number of persons involved (victims and or perpetrators) as accurate as possible
    • Your current location
  • Wait for KSU Campus Police and Security to assist you out of the building

If you are not sure if it is safe to come out: stay calm, stay put, stay quiet, stay alive.