Middlebury

Armed Threat

If you are involved in a situation where someone has entered the area, the following is a list of actions that are recommended. These kinds of incidents are unpredictable. The guidelines provided are based on past experiences.  Other actions may be necessary. If the individual posses an immediate threat to you, you may need to act using your best judgment.

If you can safely leave the area:

  • Exit the building immediately and notify anyone you may encounter to exit the building also.
  • Leave the campus if you can safely do so. Attempt to let a supervisor or fellow worker know that you are leaving so that everyone can be accounted for.
  • Call 911 and the Middlebury College Department of Public Safety at 443-5911.
  • Give the dispatcher the following information:
  1. Your name
  2. Location of the incident (be as specific as possible)
  3. Number of shooters (if known)
  4. Identification or description of shooter(s)
  5. Number of persons who may be at risk
  6. Your contact information and location

If you are at immediate risk and exiting the building is not possible:

  • Go to the nearest room or office.
  • Close and lock the door.
  • Cover the door windows.
  • Keep quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
  • DO NOT answer the door.
  • Be aware that a fire alarm might have been pulled by an intruder.
  • Notify 911 and the Middlebury College Department of Public Safety, 443-5911.
  • Give the dispatcher the following information:
  1. Your name
  2. Location of the incident (be as specific as possible)
  3. Number of shooters (if known)
  4. Identification or description of shooter(s)
  5. Number of persons who may be at risk
  6. Your contact information and location
  • Wait for local police or security to assist you out of the building.