Active Shooter Drill


Odessa College will conduct an active shooter drill on Wednesday, April 20th between 9 am and noon. During this drill, students, faculty and staff are reminded of the OC active shooter protocolRUN. HIDE. FIGHT. If you are in the affected building during the drill, you are expected to engage as appropriate: 


RUN – evacuate if possible.

HIDE – get silently out of view.

FIGHT – take action to disrupt or incapacitate the shooter if your life is in imminent danger.


PLEASE BE ADVISED: this drill is intended to simulate an actual active shooter event. As such, the script, the sounds and the action will be life-like and alarming. Additionally, per the Campus Carry Policy, the President has used discretionary authority to prohibit the concealed carry of a handgun by a license holder in the building identified for the drill on Wednesday, April 20thAppropriate signage will be posted.


During the drill, you will receive a TEST Wrangler Alert text messageIn the event of an actual shooting the text message will read: WRANGLER ALERT: Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. LOCATION. An all-clear Wrangler Alert text message will be sent once the drill (or emergency) has passed.


Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. Should you have any questions regarding safety drills or Run. Hide. Fight.®, please contact the Odessa College Police Department (OCPD) via phone or text at 432-238-6334.


OCPD reminds all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to:

  • If you suspect any situation as potentially threatening to your personal safety or are victimized yourself, call 911 immediately.
  • Report suspicious activity or suspicious people immediately.
  • Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Be aware and prepared.
  • Trust your instincts, and if you do not feel comfortable in place or situation, leave.
  • Use caution when walking alone at all times, and travel in groups whenever possible.