Report an emergency.

Bomb Threat

Immediate Actions

  • Remain calm and immediately refer to the questions below. If applicable, pay attention to your telephone display and record the information shown in the display window. 
  • Questions to ask the caller:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is the bomb located right now?
    • What does it look like?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What will cause it to explode?
    • Did you place the bomb personally? Why?
    • What is your name?
    • What is your address?
    • What is your phone number?
  • DO NOT activate any fire alarms. 
  • The objective is to keep the caller on the line as long as possible to attempt to gather as much information as possible. Try not to anger the caller at any time. 
  • While engaging the caller, pay attention to any background noise and distinctive sounds (machinery, traffic, other voices, music, television, etc.).
  • Note any characteristics of the caller’s voice (gender, age, education, accent, etc.). 
  • Attempt to obtain information on the location of a device (building, floor, room, etc.). 
  • Attempt to obtain information on the time of detonation and type of detonator. 
  • Immediately after the caller has ended the call, notify the Public Safety at 678.407.5333 or dial 911. 
  • If the threat were left on your voice mail, do not erase. 
  • Notify the immediate supervisor within your work area.

Evacuation Decision

Campus police have the primary response mission. Once the threat is reported, the decision to evacuate a building shall be made after a thorough evaluation of the information available, including but not limited to the following:

  • The nature of the threat. 
  • The specificity of location and time of detonation. 
  • Circumstances related to the threat (i.e. political climate, series of events leading to the threat, etc.). 
  • Discovery of a device or unusual package, luggage, etc.

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