Active Threat Discussion Questions

The following questions have been curated in partnership with regional and national law enforcement, for thoughtful discussion on emergency preparation. You can download a print version of these questions via the 2022 Annual Active Shooter Drill Guide .

LMU Campus Safety encourages all Lions to take a few moments with your fellow students and colleagues, and have an earnest dialogue surrounding the responses best suited to your classroom, workspace, or residence hall.

  • In case of an emergency, what are your best exit routes?
  • Explain the Run. Hide. Fight. method, and detail how you would react in this specific room/building.
  • If you evacuated to a secure location, where would you go?
  • How would you help those in need of assistance?
  • If you must shelter in place, where would you go and what would you use to conceal and/or shield yourself?  Does the door lock? What could you use to block entry to the room?
  • If you had to fight back as a last resort, what would you do? What objects would you use?
  • Does your household (family, roommates, etc.) have an emergency communications plan in place? If you lost your phone, do you have a friend or family member's phone number memorized to call and let them know your whereabouts?

Remember, just a few minutes of foresight can make the critical difference to your emergency response.

Aim to get in the habit of performing this mental exercise for locations both on and off-campus, including restaurants, movie theaters, malls, and more.