Bomb Threat

In the event of a bomb threat, take the following actions:

  • Remain calm.
  • Keep the caller on the line as long as possible
  • Listen carefully for pertinent information such as gender, background noises, and the callers speech pattern, accent, or speech impediments.
  • Ask the caller the following questions:
    • Where is the bomb located?
    • What does the bomb look like?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What will cause the bomb to explode?
    • Who placed the bomb?
  • GET AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE
    • Try to get the caller's name
    • Find out if the caller is an employee or student
    • Find out the caller's location
    • Write down the exact words spoken by the caller and the general attitude of the caller.
  • Call University Police immediately at 388-8222 or 8911.

 

Suspicious Packages

If you find a suspicious package, take the following actions:

  • All suspicious packages and bomb threats must be treated as a serious matter.
  • All suspicious packages and bomb threats will be considered a real threat until proven otherwise.
  • Remain calm if a suspicious object or potential bomb is discovered.
  • DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT
  • CLEAR THE AREA
  • Call University police at 388-8222 or 8911 immediately.
  • Proper authorities will determine if building evacuation is necessary.
  • Do not use cell phones, radios or other wireless devices.
  • Any employee who has any direct contact with the package should wash their exposed skin with soap and water immediately after reaching a place of safety.