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Bomb Threat

If you see something, say something.

If you notice a suspicious package or item, do not touch, move or disturb it.  Move away from the area and notify Campus Safety.

If you receive a bomb threat

If you receive a bomb threat by telephone, keep the caller on the line and talking as long as possible.  Ask questions and get as much information as possible about the location and description of the bomb, and caller.  Try to notice characteristics of the caller's voice, accent, choice of words, possible age or apparent mental or emotional state. Write down the information to give to the police. 

Immediately call 911 using a landline, or have someone else call 911.  Then call Campus Safety. 

  • Avoid using light switches, cell phones, and radios as they can trigger an explosive device.
  • If you receive a bomb threat in writing or by email, immediately call 911, then Campus Safety.
  • Do a quick visual inspection of your area.  If a suspicious package or item is found, do not touch, move or disturb.  Move away from the area and notify Campus Safety.
  • Do not evacuate the building unless ordered to do so by emergency personnel.