CU-Boulder Police Department
Early this morning a gunmen at Florida State University attacked patrons of the school’s library. Campus Police Officers confronted the gunman. The gunman, an alumnus of the school was killed by FSU Police Officers. One person is in critical condition, another in good condition and the third has been released from the hospital. The motive for the shootings, if known, has yet to be released.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty and staff of FSU.
While the hope is this type of incident never occurs at the University of Colorado or any other campus again, officers at the Police Department train to respond to such an event. As a member of the campus community you should prepare yourself. One way is a Police Department video called “Shots Fired.” It can be viewed on-line by University affiliates. There is another video, “Run, Fight, Fight” which can be viewed by the public. Both videos can be seen at http://police.colorado.edu/activeharmerresponse. These short videos provide valuable information on what to do in an active shooter situation.
On the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, there was a posting on a popular social media site and the posting was seen as a bomb threat. University authorities were unaware of the posting for several hours. This led to a delay in providing students with valuable information in a crime alert. If you should see something you feel the authorities need to know and are not aware of it, do not hesitate to contact the Police Department at the non-emergency number, 303-492-6666, or the emergency number 9-1-1.