INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 16, 2014) — Being prepared and protected in the event of a school shooting. That’s the focus of a new video being offered to schools all over Indianapolis and the entire state, and a group of University of Indianapolis students put it together.
The nearly seven minute video includes safety tips, and it is a sign of the times.
“This is a project for the greater good,” said Megan Fee, a junior at the University of Indianapolis. “This is a project that will hopefully help save lives.”
The video took months of research and hard work. Fee helped produce it for teachers and school administrators.
“We cut back and forth from a normal day, students talking in the hallway to someone that is loading their gun,” said Fee, describing the video.
You then hear gunshots, students screaming, and see faculty and staff running. Viewers also find out what to do if this really happened, and that’s where the title of the video comes in.
“Run. Hide. Fight. That’s the basis of the entire video basically,” said Kaitlyn Kopetski, a junior. “We try to simplify it as much as possible so that the people watching it would understand and do that same exact thing if they were in that situation.”
“When you get to the fight part, do you end up fighting for your life? And, that’s what past practices have shown is that when you’re faced with a gunman, and you weren’t able to get out or weren’t able to hide from him, it’s you and that gunman,” said Gary Coons, chief of homeland security for the City of Indianapolis.
The video also taught the students who put it all together.
“Everyone that was involved, we all got to learn what to do in an active shooter situation,” said Fee.
The video was funded by the Public Safety Foundation, agencies like IMPD and Homeland Security provided the information. CLICK HERE to watch the video.