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.
- DO NOT USE ELEVATORS. DO NOT PANIC.
- 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”.