Bomb Threat

Receiving a Threat

If you are receiving a bomb threat, do the following:

  • Be calm and listen carefully. Obtain as much information as possible.
  • Do not interrupt or antagonize the caller.

After You Have Hung Up

Once the caller has been disconnected, do the following:

  • Call 911 and report the threat and then call Campus Safety.
    • Do not use a cellphone, instead use a landline.
  • Complete the Bomb Threat Checklist¬†questions regarding the caller.
  • Survey your immediate area and note any suspicious or unfamiliar items.
  • Follow the instructions of first responders.

Things Not to Do

  • Do NOT panic
  • Do NOT turn on/off electrical equipment
  • Do NOT use your cellphone
  • Do NOT pull the fire alarm
  • Do NOT begin an evacuation of the building