Active Threat Video Production on Fairfax Campus Friday Afternoon, April 20th

Posted: April 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Dear Patriots,

The Environmental Health & Safety Office (EHS) and University Police, in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services, is filming an instructional active threat video on the Fairfax campus Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21. The video will be used as part of an ongoing program designed to educate all members of the university community how to both identify warning signs in advance, engage university administration, and respond to an active threat situation should one occur.

On Friday, April 20 in the afternoon, film crews and George Mason School of Theater actors will record an outdoors scene on the Fairfax Campus near Krug Hall between SUB 1 and Fenwick Library that will include a simulated active threat scenario with actors portraying students and an individual carrying a fake weapon. University Police and Police Cadets will be on site and ample signage near the filming location will clearly indicate that a simulated and controlled active threat video is being filmed. Community members who are not sure whether they are seeing a real or simulated event should contact University Police at 703-993-2810.

For more information about the video production, contact Douglas McDaniel at or David Farris at For more information about George Mason University’s active threat preparedness resources please visit


David Farris, PhD

Executive Director of Safety & Emergency Management