Avoid/Run, Deny, Hide, and Fight/Defend

Threats of violence or dangerous situations

  • Leave the area and get to safety.
  • Call 911 and describe the incident and those involved.
  • Do not put yourself in harm’s way to break up an argument.

Hostage Situations

  • Contact campus police, if possible.
  • Avoid actions that could result in further harm of you or others.
  • Don’t speak unless spoken to.
  • Position yourself away from windows and doors.
  • Remain calm and make mental notes of the suspects.

Active Threats

An active threat may be someone with a gun, knife, car or other weapon. The person is indiscriminately attacking targets or opportunity. MGCCC recommends remembering Avoid, Deny, Defend to help your response.

  • Avoid – Get away from the threat.
  • Deny – If you cannot escape, lock or block yourself into a room. Turn off lights and your cellphone ringer
  • Defend – If you are unable to avoid or deny, you may need to defend yourself from an attacker. Coordinate with others, and use any objects around you as weapons.
Answer Center Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Want to attend MGCCC?

Contact a College Recruiter