Report suspicious behavior, items, or activities to authorities.
Signs might include unusual or violent communications, expressed anger or intent to cause harm, and substance abuse. These warning signs may increase over time.
Observe what is going on around you and avoid distractions such as texting, listening to headphones or being on your cell phone.
Identify exits and areas of protective cover for the places you go such as work, school, and special events.
Map out places to seek cover. Place a barrier between yourself and the threat using solid objects, walls, and locked doors as protection.
Take trainings such as You Are the Help Until Help Arrives and first aid to assist the wounded before help arrives.
Observe warning signs: