They’re plastered on classroom doors and walls, available in convenient pamphlet form and even blown up to draw attention.
These posters aren’t advertising the latest art exhibit or a new business. They’re instructing what to do when an active shooter is on the loose with advice like “hide behind large items” and “throw items and improvise weapons.”
It’s plainly clear that the Pasadena City College Police released these various forms of propaganda in response to the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings which became much more relevant when nearby Santa Monica City College had a lone shooter on campus.
PCC even went as far to make a “what-if” video featuring laugh-worthy scenarios of students running away from a dark figure in a trench coat reminiscent of Neo from “The Matrix” and students creating a barricade in classroom.
The video is even set to electronic dance music and uses transitions identical to those utilized in horror movies.
Most students and staff have not seen the video. It has only 300 views on YouTube.
It can be found by searching for the “pcclancer” YouTube channel.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers almost identical advice on their website.
No amount of posters will match survival instincts in a life-and death situation.
PCC is the only community college without armed officers, limiting their response to using sticks and stones to defend a campus of over 25,000 students until an armed police department can respond.
It’s clear that PCC needs an armed police department on campus to protect our lives.