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Active Assailant / Shooter

Active Assialant icon An Active Assailant is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people   in a confined and populated area. Often the assailant has no defined pattern or selection   of their victims.

Life saving actions. An active assailant attack is often over within three (3) minutes and all employees and students shall conduct the LOCKDOWN Standard Emergency Procedure. The three steps to LOCKDOWN are Avoid, Deny, Defend.

Avoid IconAvoid - Flee the scene safely, quickly, and quietly to evade the shooter. Knowing where your exits are is critical to avoiding the assailant. 


Deny iconDeny - If you cannot flee the area, then deny or delay the assailant access to the rooms.



  • Locks
    • Lock or block the door with whatever is available.
    • All classrooms doors can be locked from the inside to provide enhanced security.
  • Lights
    • Turn off the lights
    • close the blinds for window
    • Silence your cell phone.
  • Out of sight
    • Remain silent and in an area of the room that can not be scene from

      the door or windows.

 Defend IconDefend - Attack with everything and everyone. Occupants of a room launch should commit to launching an unexpected counter attack with improvised weapons. This will delay further attacks and potentially detain the assailant. 


When safe,provide the information to the Collin College Police Department at 972.578.5555.

What to expect when the police arrive. The situation is likely to chaotic and the priority of the police is to prevent additional attacks. With this in mind, adhere to the following guidance when approached by law enforcement personnel. 

        - Remain calm  - Keep your hands visible and do not point
        - Put down any bag or improvised weapon   - Avoid screaming or yelling
        - Follow the instructions provided  

Contact the Collin College Police Department (CCPD) at 972.578.5555 for additional information and training.