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Bomb Threats

Telephone threats

If you receive a telephone call referencing a bomb threat, follow these procedures:

  1. Have another person listen in on the conversation if possible.
  2. Obtain as much information as possible. Follow this questionnaire:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is the bomb now?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What does it look like?
    • Why did you place the bomb?
    • Is the caller young or old? Male or female?.
    • Describe the voice. Was it calm, excited, angry, deep, nasal, etc. Could you detect any accent?
    • If the voice is familiar, who did it sound like?
    • Was there any background noise?
  3. Call Security Services at x13 from any University phone or pick up any Blue Light Emergency Phone. For off-campus bomb threats, call 911.
  4. Notify no one else unless there is an obvious, immediate danger to personnel.

Written threats

  1. Call Security Services at x13 from any University phone or pick up any Blue Light Emergency Phone. For off-campus bomb threats, call 911.
  2. Notify available supervisory person in the area.
  3. Notify no one else unless there is an obvious, immediate danger to personnel.

If you locate a suspected bomb:

DO NOT TOUCH OR MOVE IT. Call Security Services at x13 from any University phone or pick up any Blue Light Emergency Phone. For off-campus bomb threats, call 911.

Last modified: Wednesday, 05-Jun-2013 15:44:36 EDT