Penn State Harrisburg to hold “Run, Hide, Fight” training for college community

Penn State’s new plan for situations in which an active attacker is involved – Run, Hide, Fight – provides faculty, staff, students, and visitors with the tools to think clearly and act during when faced with an active attacker. To enhance awareness and understanding of this program, Penn State Harrisburg University Police and the Office of Public Safety will host in-person training for the campus community on Nov. 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. for faculty and staff, and from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for students, in the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre (SEC Building).

The Run, Hide, Fight Active Attacker program provides information on the steps you can take to mitigate the actions of an Active Attacker.

RUN: Do what you can to get to a safe place. Leave the area in the opposite direction from any shooter. Once you are safe and away from danger, call or text 911. Give as many details about what you saw or heard and your current location. Do not assume that someone else has called – you may have new information for the police. Do not call anyone else, as the 911 operator may call you back for additional details.

HIDE: If you cannot leave, turn off the lights of the room you are in, lock or barricade the door and hide until help arrives. Avoid hallways, turn your cell phone on silent, and remain as quiet as possible.

FIGHT: This is the last resort when you have no other option, this is the life or death situation. Attempt to take out the attacker however you can. If you choose this option, DO NOT hesitate and be decisive.

For more information, contact Abigail Littleton at [email protected] or 717-948-6510