Bomb Threat

  1. If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT! Clear the area and immediately call the University Police at 911. Refer to steps 6 through 11 below for further instructions.
  2. Any person receiving a phone call that a bomb or other explosive device has been placed on campus is to ask the caller:
    1. When is the bomb going to explode?
    2. Where is the bomb located?
    3. What kind of bomb is it?
    4. What does it look like?
    5. Why did you place the bomb?
  3. Keep talking to the caller as long as possible and record the following:
    1. Time of call
    2. Age and sex of caller
    3. Speech pattern, accent
    4. Background noise
  4. Immediately notify the University Police by dialing 911 and supply them with the information outlined above.
  5. The University Police will conduct a detailed bomb search. Employees are requested to make a cursory inspection of their area for suspicious objects and to report the location to the University Police. DO NOT TOUCH THE OBJECT!
  6. If necessary or if directed to do so by the University Police or the building contact person, activate the building fire alarm. CAUTION: THE BUILDING FIRE ALARMS RING ONLY IN THE BUILDING. In addition, you must call the University Police or the building contact person.
  7. When the building fire alarms are sounded or when told to leave by the University Police or by the building contact person, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
  9. Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building(s). Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  10. If requested, assist the University Police and/or the building contact person.
  11. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by the University Police or the building contact person.