MTSU Police plan 4 screenings, Q&As for ‘Shots Fired’ safety video

MTSU’s University Police Department will screen and discuss an important safety video for the campus community Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 11 and 12, when it presents The Center for Personal Protection and Safety’s “Shots Fired on Campus.”

The video will be presented in the Student Union Video Theater, located in Room 208 of the Student Union next to the computer lab, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Officers will be on hand for a question-and-answer session after each screening, and they’ll also offer tips on:

  • what to do in an emergency situation, depending on your location on or off campus.
  • what information to give emergency personnel when you call campus police at 615-898-2424.

Each session will last about an hour.

The video, which offers basic guidance for students, faculty and staff in recognizing and surviving an “active shooter situation,” has been in use at educational institutions across the country for more than five years.

MTSU’s police department has screened and discussed the video with campus groups on request and has conducted campuswide screenings like this one several times in the past.

You can watch the CPPS trailer for the video below.


“This presentation provides the opportunity for attendees to begin to take an active role in their personal safety and survival in the event of an active shooter incident,” said MTSU Police Lt. Broede Stucky, who handles emergency operations for the university police department.

“We encourage all members of the campus community to attend one of these sessions if they can, and ask questions.”

MTSU’s Critical Notification System, provided by Rave Mobile Safety, is one of several components the university uses for emergency preparedness and campus safety. Students, faculty and staff receive email, text and automated phone messages in case of emergencies; the university’s home page, social media and all campus digital signage display the alerts as well.

All current MTSU students, faculty and staff automatically receive email alerts at their MTSU addresses from Rave about emergencies, delays and cancellations. Users also can choose to receive text and/or voice alerts by adding phone numbers to their personal Rave accounts. Non-MTSU students or personnel don’t have access to the system.

You can learn more about MTSU’s Critical Notification System at its FAQ page. Information about the alert system is also always available on the university’s weather information page, www.mtsunews.com/weather.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)