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Handling an Immediate Threat

Whenever there is an immediate threat to the safety of any person, contact the WSU Police immediately. It is always safer to err on the side of caution.
After a threatening incident has occurred and a report has been taken, the WSU Police customarily involve the Office of the Dean of Students, the Center for Community Standards, Cougar Health Services, and other campus offices in responding to the incident. You can expect these and other offices to provide appropriate consultation and assistance on an ongoing basis where a serious problem has occurred.
When an incident is sufficiently serious and attracts media attention, senior Student Affairs officers and the WSU Police will take the lead in communicating with the press, in conjunction with Public Relations and other appropriate offices. 


For immediate threats of harm, call 911.