On Monday morning, 10 people were transported to local hospitals after a gunman attacked Ohio State University.
There have been more than 186 shootings on school campuses in the last four years, according to the advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety.
BYU-Idaho’s new I-Prepare webpage states active-shooter situations have become more prevalent, especially on college campuses.
I-Prepare is a guide for various emergencies and provides the necessary information required to help the BYU-I community prepare for and respond to these situations.
The I-Prepare guide contains emergency plans and step-by-step instructions in three main categories: safety and security, natural disasters and health risks.
The safety and security section provides how-to-react instructions for situations involving active shooters, car accidents, sexual and physical assault, bomb threats and riots.
Trenton McKinnon, a freshman studying computer science, said the tool helps students in abnormal situations.
McKinnon said he is grateful for the new I-Prepare tool because the information can be helpful to students, especially in times of natural disasters.
Cody Rose, a junior studying biology, said he has experienced natural disasters in Rexburg and in his opinion, students weren’t adequately prepared.
“I was here when there was that big flood a couple years ago,” Rose said. “Students just didn’t really see it coming, and not everyone knew what to do.”
Rose said the new I-Prepare guide can help prepare students for floods.
The guide also provides instructions for health risks such as disease, sickness, mental and behavioral health and hazardous substances.
Phone numbers for Campus Security, the Student Health Center, the Rexburg Police Dept., the Rexburg Fire Dept. and the Madison Memorial Hospital can also be found on the I-Prepare webpage.
“I-Prepare is an easy way to get informed and know what you need to do when the time comes for an emergency,” McKinnon said.