Simon Fraser University has teamed up with the RCMP to teach students what to do in the event of a mass shooting on campus.
The pair created a video demonstrating the correct actions to take should a gunman open fire. The RCMP refers to this as an “active threat” and recommends taking one of three steps in the order they’re listed:
Taking action is only a last resort, according Julie Glazier, director of campus safety at SFU.
“You may literally be fighting for your life,” she said in the video.
She mentions to be aware that police will treat everyone as a potential active threat when arriving on campus, since the shooter might try and blend in with the crowd.
SFU’s website notes that school shootings are rare on Canadian campuses, but they often come unprovoked, are unpredictable, and only end when police arrive or the shooter takes their own life.
If you want to know what to do in the event of an active threat, watch the video below: