A bomb threat may be presented in a number of ways including a note or phone call. The most important things to remember are to remain calm, and immediately contact University Police (334-4444).
- If received by phone, listen to the caller carefully. Be polite and show interest.
- Try to keep the caller talking so you can gather information. If possible, have someone else contact University Police while you are talking with the caller.
- If you receive a note, contact University Police immediately. Follow the instructions of the police officers.
- DO NOT evacuate the building unless instructed by University Police, or unless there is an immediate threat to your health and safety.
- DO NOT pull the fire alarm.
- Record time, date and phone number if possible of call or receipt of the written message.
- Be prepared to answers questions:
- Who or what are you attempting to harm?
- What is to happen?
- When is it to happen?
- Where is it to happen?
- How is it to happen?
- Why are you making the threat?
- When the caller hangs up on you call University Police immediately: 334-4444. Provide them with as much of the above information as possible. If necessary, quietly have a co-worker or someone nearby contact University Police while you are on the phone with the caller.
- DO NOT touch any suspicious or unfamiliar objects.
- DO NOT conduct any type of search.
For more information on what to do during a bomb threat, contact University Police at 334-5963.
In the event of any emergency, know who to call:
- On-Campus: Contact Campus Police – 336.334.4444
- Off-Campus: Contact 911
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