Bomb threats usually come by telephone and generally are made by individuals who want to create an atmosphere of general anxiety or panic. All bomb threats should be taken seriously.

By Telephone:

  1. Take the caller seriously, but remain calm.
  2. Ask a lot of questions. Use the checklist below as a guide.
  3. Take notes on everything said and on your observations about background noise, voice characteristics, etc.
  4. If possible, get someone to call Police while you continue talking to the caller.
  5. Call Police at 911 (or 9-911 from a campus phone) immediately after the call.
  6. Notify your supervisor/department head.
  7. Campus Police will determine if evacuation is necessary. If you do evacuate, move to your building Emergency Assembly Point.
  8. Do not re-enter the area until instructed to do so.

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