Bomb Threat


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When the University issues an emergency alert in response to a hazard, threat, or actual incident, everyone must know what the emergency conditions mean and basic emergency responses.

Please cick here for the "Must Know Emergency Information" for details on the campus conditions and basic emergency responses such as lockdown or shelter in place.

Bomb Threat

Emergency Actions - when a bomb threat is received by phone:

  • Keep the caller on the line and talking as long as possible (pretend to have difficulty in hearing - ask the caller to repeat what he/she said).

  • Try to get as much information as possible about the location of the bomb and a description of the bomb and the caller. Use the Bomb Threat Checklist to record all information.

  • Stay on the line as long as the caller continues to provide useful information. If possible, have someone else use another line to call University Police.

  • After the caller hangs up, immediately call 262-8000 and notify the University Police.

  • Do not activate the fire alarm.

  • If an evacuation of the building is ordered, take the Bomb Threat Checklist with you and give it to the Police.

Emergency Actions - when a suspicious object or potential bomb is discovered:

  • Do not touch, move or disturb any suspicious object you feel might be a bomb.

  • Do not activate the fire alarm.

  • Keep people away from the area where the suspicious object is and call the University Police at 262-8000.

  • Be sure to include a description of the object and its location when reporting.

Emergency Actions - when an evacuation is ordered:

  • Collect your personal belongings (ie. purse, briefcase, etc.) and take them with you as you exit the building.

  • Look around your desk and/or office for any suspicious items. Do not touch anything suspicious, instead report it to the Police after you exit the building.

  • After evacuation, report to an Emergency Assembly Area.

  • Do not reenter the building until instructed to do so by appropriate personnel (University Police, Boone Police Department or Boone Fire Department).

For more information on bomb threats, contact the following:


  • University Police: 828.262.215

In the event of any emergency, know whom to call:

  • On-Campus: Contact Campus Police – 828.262.8000 or 911

  • Off-Campus: Contact 911