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Threats on campus: outside threats and on alert

Submitted by on 2019/01/16 – 8:30 am

An active threat is any situation that may escalate to violence or injury. These incidents can be unpredictable and may evolve very quickly, so it’s important to know how to respond in advance.

On alert: public safety threat around campus

From time to time, police activity and/or incidents in and around campus may result in the campus being declared on alert. This means that all movement into and out of the campus building(s) is restricted: exterior doors are locked to prevent entry, people inside the building must remain in place, and exterior facing windows should be covered if possible. Otherwise, normal operations may continue inside the building.

When your building is declared on alert:

  • Do not leave the area that you are in.
  • Remain calm.
  • Await further instructions from MacEwan Alert or emergency responders.
  • Do not leave until an “all clear” announcement is given.

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