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Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat

  1. If you see a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, DO NOT TOUCH THE OBJECT. Clear the area and immediately call 911.
  2. In the area of the concern, do not open drawers or cabinets. Do not use cell phones or two-way radios. Do not turn on or off electrical devices, light switches, radios, or other kinds of electronic devices.
  3. All faculty, staff, and students should evacuate the building(s) and proceed to the designated safe area(s) for a head count. Keep walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  4. An investigation will be conducted and no one will be allowed to re-enter a building until the police have determined it to be safe.

If you receive a bomb threat over the telephone:

  • Be calm and courteous. Listen and do not interrupt the caller.
  • Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible and do not hang up.
  • Write down the caller ID number and the exact time of the call.
  • If a student is answering the phones, have an staff member take the call if possible.
  • Signal someone to alert the building administrator or designee.
  • Write down everything the caller says.
  • Complete the Bomb Threat Form.
  • Make an educated guess as to the caller’s sex, age, race, and accent.
  • Identify any background noises.
  • Even after the caller hangs up, keep the phone off the hook so the police can attempt to trace the call.
  • Discuss this matter only with administrators to ensure that misinformation does not cause panic.
  • Meet the responding police outside or designate a person to meet the police. The officer will determine if the building is to be evacuated.