The UNC School of Law learned how to be prepared, not afraid, during active shooter situations Tuesday.
Shots Fired on Campus is an in-person, voluntary training run by Sgt. James David through the UNC-Chapel Hill Police Department.
It is based on a DVD called “Shots Fired: When Lightning Strikes,” produced by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety. The in-person training is available to on-campus groups, departments and residence communities.
Randy Young, UNC Public Safety media relations manager, highlighted several programs and policies the school has to address the expectations of campus members during emergency situations.
“We would highly suggest that folks avail themselves of the resource because it gives kind of a unified and standardized approach and response to active shooter scenarios or any threats on campus,” Young said.
He said the in-person instruction brings another dimension to the table by having someone there to answer questions and address public fears or concerns.
The program is requested frequently, Young said, especially at the start of new semesters when new students and faculty enter the campus.
“Even if the message may be old, there’s new populations on campus, so it becomes paramount that we deliver this message,” Young said.
A script, developed between faculty and UNC Campus Safety and Risk Management, was sent out to the College of Arts and Sciences, according to Young.