- If you see a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, DO NOT TOUCH THE OBJECT. Clear the area and immediately call 911.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.