How to Handle a Bomb Threat

Be courteous, listen and do not interrupt the caller’s message. Try to keep the caller talking and obtain information on the following:

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What will cause the bomb to explode?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • What is your address?
  • What is your name?

When the call is complete, call 911, the Campus Emergency Line and your supervisor, and await direction from law enforcement.