The Missouri University of Science and Technology Police Department, in conjunction with the Missouri S&T marketing and communications department, will film an instructional video on the S&T campus on three Sundays during November and December. The video is designed to teach members of the university community how to survive in the event of an attack by one or more armed individuals.
The video will demonstrate the three phases of the “Run-Hide-Fight” method of addressing an active shooter on campus. Most of the filming will take place in and around the Havener Center and the Engineering Management Building on campus.
The first of three filming sessions is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Havener Center. Filming will also occur at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Engineering Management Building and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, inside and on the north side of the Engineering Management Building.
During filming, ample signage on building entrances and around campus will clearly indicate that filming for a simulated, controlled event is taking place. Missouri S&T Police officers will be stationed near the filming locations.
“We decided to produce this video to give our campus community a visual instructional aid that shows what to do in the event of an active shooter on campus,” says Missouri S&T Police Chief Doug Roberts. “We hope that the video will help people begin to think proactively and to develop a plan.”
The video will follow a gunman through campus buildings, giving viewers instructions on what to do should they encounter this situation. It is designed to be a realistic depiction of an active shooter event. Students, faculty and staff and two professional actors will be acting in the role of victims.
“There are several similar videos available online that address the Run-Hide-Fight method to address an active shooter,” Roberts says. “However, we believe that using our campus buildings, staff, faculty and population will help push the message closer to home and give our campus community very important and relevant safety and security information.”