Active Shooter Social Story
Run, Hide, and Fight
Sometimes violence happens in communities. It is important to know what do in case there is an active shooter near you.
If there is a shooting, run and escape to safety if you can. Leave all your belongings behind.
Once you are safe, call 911. Describe the shooter, location, and weapon.
If you are unable to run, you should hide from the shooter. Stay very quiet and silence your phone.
Lock doors, close blinds, and turn off lights to keep hidden from the shooter. Text police to tell them about the situation if you can.
If you are unable to run or hide, then you should fight the shooter. This is a last resort.
Act aggressive and throw things at the shooter to distract or hurt them.
Once the police arrive, follow their directions. Make sure that they can see your hands.
Remember to always help yourself before your help others around you.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.