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Bomb Threat Procedures

Remain calm and obtain as much information as possible using the checklist below.

If threat is made by phone:

  • Make note of the caller's number if caller id is available.
  • Ask questions:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is the bomb?
    • What does it look like?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What will cause it to explode?
    • Did you place the bomb?
    • Why?
    • Where are you calling from?
    • What is your name?

If threat is written:

  • Do not handle note any more than necessary; secure it for police officers.
  • Notify Campus Police
    • Campus phone 911
    • activate emergency blue light phone
  • Notify your supervisor
    If you or someone locates a suspicious device, do not touch. Notify responders.