About Bomb Threats

  • Bomb threats are usually received by telephone, sometimes by note or letter.
  • Most bomb threats are intended to create panic - but all such calls must be taken seriously.
  • Bomb threats are assumed to be real and considered a threat to the university and its operations.

Campus Buildings

  • Campus buildings will be evacuated if a bomb threat is reported.

If You Receive a Bomb Threat

  • If you are on campus and receive a threat of any kind, immediately call 9-911.
  • If possible, get a coworker to call while you talk with the caller.Permit the caller to say as much as possible without interruption.
  • Then ask questions:
    • Where is the bomb?
    • When is the bomb going to go off?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What does the bomb look like?
  • Take notes on everything said and your observations about background noise, voice characteristics, caller's emotional state, etc.
  • Use the Bomb Threat Checklist to document your observations.
  • Public Safety will advise if evacuation is necessary.
  • If there has been a threat, and you see a package or foreign object, do not touch it. Immediately call 9-911.
  • If an explosion occurs at any time, report it immediately.
  • False reporting of a bomb threat is a Class 6 Felony.