Bomb Threat

If you receive a bomb threat by telephone:

1. Any person receiving a phone call concerning a bomb threat should ask the following questions:

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb located?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What does it look like?
  • Why did you place the bomb?

2. Keep talking to the caller as long as possible and record the following:

  • Time of call
  • Age and sex of the caller
  • Speech pattern, accent, possible nationality, etc.
  • Emotional state of caller
  • Background noise

3. Immediately notify Public Safety and report the incident.

4. University staff will conduct a search under the supervision of Public Safety. Employees are requested to make a cursory search of their area for suspicious objects and report the location to Public Safety. DO NOT TOUCH THE OBJECT. Do not open drawers, cabinets or turn lights on or off.

5. When told to leave by University officials, walk quickly to the nearest “SAFE EXIT” and ask others to do the same. Assist the disabled in exiting the building.
6. Once outside, move to the assembly point away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.
7. Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by Public Safety.