The Moore Norman Technology Center Safety & Security office has primary responsibility for emergency management on campus. The safety of every person on campus is of utmost importance to us.
This site will be an essential tool for sharing plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at MNTC, or in the surrounding area. From this homepage, you can access current emergency guidelines for various hazards by clicking on the links to the left. Other information and resources, including policies and procedures, emergency preparedness information, weather and campus violence resources is also included.
Please bookmark this site for future reference, and make yourself familiar with the emergency guidelines provided so that you will be ready to respond in the event of an emergency.
An active shooter/armed intruder is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. Active shooter/armed intruder situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the suspect and mitigate harm to victims. Because these incidents are often over within minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter/armed intruder situation.
Quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life.
Evacuate (Get Out)
If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises. Be sure to:
Shelter-In-Place (Hide Out)
If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you. Your hiding place should:
To prevent an active shooter from entering your hiding place:
If the active shooter is nearby:
Protect Yourself (Act Out)
As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter by:
Acting as aggressively as possible against him/her.
How to respond when law enforcement arrives:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the safety-related requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, MNTC provides an Annual Security Report that includes statements addressing the schools policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security. An example includes policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.
Three years’ worth of statistics are included in this report and documents certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the District and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The report is available electronically or you may request a paper copy by calling 405.364.5763, ext. 7327. This report is updated and posted each year by October 1.
A threat, usually verbal or written, to detonate an explosive or incendiary device to cause property damage, death, or injuries, whether or not such a device actually exists. Typically delivered by telephone, the majority of such threats are intended to cause disruption, revenge, or play practical jokes, rather than warning of real devices.
If you receive a bomb threat via phone ask the following questions:
Attempt to identify the characteristics of the caller:
Disruptive Behavior: Communications (verbal or written) or actions which prevent or significantly impair effective workplace or classroom activities, but do not threaten personal safety.
Harassing Behavior: Unwanted, unwelcome, and uninvited behavior that threatens, intimidates, demeans, alarms, annoys, or puts a person in fear for their safety.
Threatening Behavior: An expressed or implied imminent threat to harm an individual(s) that causes a reasonable fear that personal harm is about to occur.
Psychological Crisis: An individual who is in an abnormal state of mind that may result in imminent harm to himself/herself or others, such as a state of extreme anger, panic, or depression.
Suicide Threat: A verbal or written statement indicating an individual’s plan to harm himself/herself.
In Response to Disruptive Behavior:
In Response to Harassing/Threatening Behavior:
In Response to Psychological Crisis/Suicide Threat:
The recent history of tragic events at several educational institutions has made Moore Norman Technology Center mindful of the importance of timely and effective communications to students, faculty and staff during a time of crisis. The MNTC Emergency Notification Network (ENN) is the comprehensive communications solution that allows the School to quickly disseminate an urgent message through multiple communication mediums. If there is a condition which significantly threatens the health and safety of persons on campus or impacts normal campus operations, school officials will warn the campus community using one or more of the following methods:
It is important to note that no one communication system is capable of reaching everyone, everywhere, every time. Each method has its strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. As a result, the ENN utilizes multiple delivery methods to ensure a greater coverage of intended recipients, and redundancy in the event of failures, which many communication systems are prone.
The primary purpose for evacuating is to put distance between you and the hazard. Depending on the type of emergency, evacuation procedures may vary. Click to the appropriate hazard type for specific action guidelines.
Explosions can be triggered by natural, chemical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, or nuclear reactions. There is the potential for great personal injury, as well as the damage and destruction of property in any explosion.
If you are notified that an explosion took place elsewhere on campus:
Fires are one of the most serious and common hazards on university campuses. Understanding basic fire safety tips and how to respond to a fire can save lives!
If you hear a fire alarm or see fire strobes blinking, evacuate the building immediately!
Use a fire extinguisher only if:
Never fight a fire if:
If you hear a fire alarm or see fire strobes blinking, evacuate the building immediately!
Individuals with Disabilities
If a person is unable to evacuate a building due to a physical disability, the following steps should be taken:
Any item or agent (biological, chemical, physical) which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors. The quantity of hazardous materials will determine the difference between a small spill/leak and a large release. An example of a small spill/leak is a broken beaker in a lab setting. An example of a large release is a ruptured tanker truck.
Be familiar with the materials you are working with, observe appropriate safety precautions, and consult with Environmental Health & Safety if you have any questions.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) information is available to all students and staff needing to access as part of the classroom safety requirements by visiting www.msds.com. Contact Safety Officer for login information.
Small Hazardous Materials Spill/Leak:
Large Hazardous Materials Release:
Assisting Victim Exposed to Hazardous Materials:
Toxic fumes can infiltrate into or through a building from various sources. Improperly stored chemicals, faulty refrigeration, equipment malfunctions, and engines operated near outside air intakes, are some of the more common sources. If the presence of toxic fumes is suspected:
The Office of Disability Services is designated to assist all students with disabilities. For more information please contact the office at 405.364.5763, ext. 8204.
The Human Resources Office can assist faculty and staff with disabilities. In addition, MNTC faculty, staff, and students with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) related questions, concerns, and grievances should contact Equality Administration. For more information, please contact the Director of Human Resources at 405-364-5763 extension 8208.
It is imperative that individuals with physical disabilities prepare for emergencies before they happen. The Disability Coordinator is available to discuss emergency procedures with students and familiarize them with evacuation routes specific to their classroom assignments.
When Assisting individuals with Disabilities:
When Assisting in Evacuation by Disability Type:
Blindness or Visual Impairment
Deafness, hearing Loss, Language Difficulty
Knowing what to do before, during, and after an emergency is a critical part of being prepared. Understand some of the hazards that Oklahoma is vulnerable to:
Some of the basic protective actions are similar for multiple hazards, and now is the best time to learn more about the effects of these hazards and how you should respond.
Develop a family emergency plan. Use the emergency planning templates at www.Ready.gov to outline how you will get to a safe place, contact one another, get back together, and what you will do in different situations.
Build a kit with these essential disaster items to ensure your basic needs are met during the first 48-72 hours after a disaster:
More information about how to build a kit can be found at www.Ready.gov. Pre-made kits designed for students can be ordered from the American Red Cross.
Get involved before a disaster strikes! Here are a few ways you can help make the community more resilient to disasters:
Being ready for a disaster starts with you. Take these basic steps, and when a disaster strikes be a survivor, not a victim.
Emergency: Any threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire or medical services.
To report an emergency on campus:
Clery Act Crimes:
To report a Clery Act Crime: Any Clery Act crime committed on or near MNTC campuses should be reported to Office of Facility Operations at extension 7327.
Please refer to AlertMe or more information about this reporting requirement.
School bullying statistics in the United States show that about one in four kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis. Between cyber bullying and bullying at school, the school bullying statistics illustrate a huge problem with bullying and the American school system.
One of the most unfortunate parts of these school bullying statistics is that in about 85 percent of bullying cases, no intervention or effort is made by a teacher or administration member of the school to stop the bullying from taking place. However, now that more and more schools are taking an active approach to cut down on the number of students that live in fear of being bullied, the numbers will go down.
We need to stand together and put an end to bullying. When teens see their peers being bullied, they need to report the incident or get help. If teens band together to address these issues, they really don't have to worry about being the target of a bully since most bullies really only attack those that are weaker than them. By standing together to prevent bullying in every school, the number of depressed and suicidal teens can drop along with those who fear for their life while attending school.
If you or someone you know is being intimidated, harassed, bullied or has threatened our campus, please report. We can help. Call the Violence/Bullying Tipline at 1.866.346.3053.
For more information on risk factors, warning signs and the effects of Bullying, click here.
Shelter-in-Place is an effective protective response measure in the event of a threat from several different types of emergencies (radiological/toxic material releases, etc.). Sheltering may be ordered for serious incidents where an evacuation is not feasible due to traffic conditions, damage to roadways, or the probability that the evacuation could not be completed prior to the arrival of a plume that would expose evacuating personnel. The Emergency Manager will be advised of a sheltering order via notification by the emergency public address system, radio, NPD or other determined resources.
Personnel will be told to remain indoors. All employees should follow procedures to seal off windows, doors and vents.
A suspicious activity is anything that an average person would consider unusual given the activity, time, place, and/or location. These types of incidents usually involve a suspicious person, vehicle, and/or object.
If you discover a suspicious object on campus:
The weather conditions in Oklahoma can quickly change with little or no notice. Severe thunderstorms have the potential to produce a number of hazards that can pose a threat to life and property. Be prepared for flooding, lightning, and/or tornados which may occur during any severe weather event.