Menacing Behavior

Menacing behavior is expressing or showing an intention to inflict injury or damage upon someone or something.

  • Call Campus Police at (304) 367-4357.
  • Have someone else call if you are unable to do so.
  • Provide the address, location, and all possible details to the dispatcher.
  • De-escalate the situation if possible; if not possible, get to a safe place.
  • Do not provoke or become involved in the disruptive behavior.
  • Do not argue, yell, or joke with the individual.
  • Limit eye contact with the individual.
  • Stay out of arm’s reach of the individual.
  • Do not touch the person.
  • If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows. Remain inside.
  • Do not allow menacing behavior to go unreported. Alert the Campus Police Department.

Refer to the Shooting Incident section of this Crisis Management guide if the individual begins using a weapon or gunshots are fired.