Bomb Threat

Call 911

Keep a bomb threat checklist near your phone, to document important details.

  • If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus DO NOT HANDLE, TOUCH OR MOVE THE OBJECT! Clear the area and immediately call University Police at 911.
  • Any person receiving a bomb threat should attempt to gain as much information from the caller as possible, such as:
    • Exact location of bomb (building, floor, room, etc).
    • Time bomb is set to go off.
    • Kind of bomb, timing device, etc.
    • Keep talking to the caller as long as possible and record the following:
    • Date and time of call.
    • Speech pattern, accent, distinguishing characteristics, etc.
    • Background noise.
    • Critical statements made by caller.
    • Immediately notify University Police at 911.
  • If the threat of an explosion is imminent, evacuate the building. Activate the fire alarm.
  • Once outside move to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building and/or suspicious object.  Stay off walkways and streets to allow for emergency vehicles and crews.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless authorized by the University Police.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: If persons with disabilities cannot safely evacuate, assist them to a safe location near a building exit and notify emergency personnel of their location.  REFER ALSO TO “ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES”.