Environmental Health and Safety
Bombs or other threats of violence may be received by telephone, E-mail, or letter. If you receive a telephone threat, remain calm and obtain as much information as possible:
- Date & Time of Call
- Exact Wording of Threat
- Description of Caller’s Voice
- If voice was familiar, who did it sound like?
- Background Sounds
Question to ask the caller:
- What will the device do (explode? bioterror? etc.)
- Where is the device?
- What does it look like?
- What kind of device/bomb is it?
- Did YOU place the device?
- Where are you calling from?
- What is your address?
- What is your name?
IMMEDIATELY notify Campus Police at 516-5155.
- Provide as much information as you have received, specifically the location and time that the bomb is supposed to explode.
- If the threat is made in writing, do not handle the letter or note any more than absolutely necessary.
- Do not touch or move any unfamiliar objects, and wait for Campus Police to arrive on the scene.
- The Senior Police Officer/Incident Commander will determine if an evacuation or shelter-in-place response is warranted.
- Do not spread unconfirmed threats or needless paranoia
- The Chancellor or his/her designee will make all decisions regarding work and class scheduling.