If you see a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT! Clear the area and immediately notify Campus Security.

Any person receiving a phone call that a bomb or other explosive device has been placed on campus should ask the caller:

  • When will it (they) explode?
  • Where is it (they) located?
  • What does it (they) look like?
  • What kind of a bomb(s) is it?
  • Who is (are) the target(s)?
  • Who is the caller and how can he or she be reached?
  • Why was it (they) placed?
  • Alert a coworker via note or other means (if possible) while on the phone with the bomb threat.
  • Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible and record the following:
    • Time of the call.
    • Sex of the caller.
    • The language of the threat.
    • Exact wording of the threat.
    • The tone/state of the caller’s voice.
    • Any background noise.
  • Notify Campus Security and provide them with the information from above.
  • Campus Security will notify the Police Department. All students faculty and staff, and will be evacuated from the building(s) and proceed to the designated safe area(s).
  • In the area of the concern, do not open any drawers or cabinets. Do not use any cell phones or two-way radios. Do not turn on or off any electrical devices, light switches, radios, or other kinds of electronic devices.
  • An investigation will be conducted by the Police Department, and no one is allowed to re-enter a building until the police and Campus Security have determined it to be safe.
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