Bomb Threat

Bomb threats are rare, but should always be taken seriously. How quickly and safely you react to a bomb threat could save lives, including your own. What should you do?

Always be prepared for an emergency, the training video below will be very helpful should you receive a bomb threat by telephone.  In addition, there is a useful checklist and informational brochure.

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Call the University Police at 3-4140 or 9-1-1 immediately and report a bomb threat providing as much detail as you can.
  3. Follow law enforcement instructions.
  4. If appropriate, evacuate the area and seek protective cover from the bomb and potential debris—these are the best ways to avoid injury.
  5. Do NOT approach or inspect suspicious items or unattended packages.
  6. Do NOT congregate near the incident scene as onlookers may impede first responders and law enforcement.

Checklists

Bomb Threat Procedures Checklist (.pdf)
Bomb Threat Guidance Brochure (.pdf)

What You Can Do When There Is a Bomb Threat