Bomb Threat

Upon receiving a message that a bomb has been planted on campus:

  • Get all of the facts. Ask the following questions: What was it made of? When will it go off?, Why did you place it in the campus?, Is it in the East, West, etc., How old are you?, What does it look like?, Where is it located?, and Who is this calling?
  • Listen closely to the caller’s voice and speech patterns and to noises in the background.
  • Call 4-911. Do not share information about call with others.
  • University Police initiates through the Siren System to order the evacuation of all persons inside campus building(s).
  • University Police must report incident to state police.
  • DO NOT USE RADIOS OR CELLULAR PHONES, SINCE RADIO BEAMS CAN CAUSE DETONATION.
  • University Police completes Bomb Threat Report Form.

Evacuation Procedures:

  • Upon notification of a Bomb Threat, University Police will activate mass communication systems.
  • Faculty, Staff and students follow standard fire drill procedures.
  • Assist those with disabilities in exiting the building.  Provide additional assistance if needed to primary or secondary evacuation sites.
  • Direct students to take their belongings to the evacuation site.
  • Students and staff must be evacuated to a safe distance outside of the building(s). Try not to move students to area openly visible from the street. The bomb threat could be a diversion to get students out in open areas.
  • Faculty takes (call) roll after evacuation. Advise university police of missing students.
  • Director of Environmental Health and Safety notifies students and staff of termination of emergency (all clear code). Resume normal operations.