BOMB THREAT / SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE

All bomb threats must be treated as a serious matter. To ensure the safety of the faculty, staff, students, and the general public, bomb threats must be considered real until proven otherwise. In most cases, bomb threats are meant to disrupt normal activities. The procedures described below should be implemented regardless of whether the bomb threat appears real or not.

  1. STAY CALM.
  2. If a suspicious object or potential bomb is discovered, DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT, CLEAR THE AREA, AND CALL 911.
    1. Be sure to include the location and appearance of the object when reporting.
  3. If a phone call bomb threat is received:
    1. DO NOT put the caller on hold.
    2. DO NOT attempt to transfer the call.
    3. DO NOT HANG UP THE PHONE THAT THE CALL CAME IN ON. If possible have someone else use another phone to call 911.
  4. Pay particular attention to background noises, such as running motors, music, or any other noises that may indicate the location from which the call is being made.
  5. Listen closely to the voice to determine voice quality, accents, speech impediments, sex, or any unusual characteristics.
  6. Complete the BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST.

BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST

  1. EXACT WORDS USED TO MAKE THE THREAT (if possible):
  2. QUESTIONS TO ASK:
    1. WHEN IS THE BOMB GOING TO EXPLODE?
    2. WHERE IS THE BOMB LOCATED?
    3. WHAT KIND OF BOMB IS IT?
    4. WHAT WILL CAUSE THE BOMB TO EXPLODE?
    5. WHAT DOES THE BOMB LOOK LIKE?
    6. WHO PLACED THE BOMB?
    7. WHY WAS THE BOMB PLACED?
    8. WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
    9. WHERE ARE YOU CALLING FROM?
  3. DESCRIPTION OF CALLER'S VOICE:
    1. ACCENT
  4. TIME OF CALL

Caller:

AGE

Caller Voice:

Background sounds: