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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 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.