Bomb Threat/Suspicious Items

  1. If you receive a bomb threat by telephone – Immediately record any telephone number that is displayed on your phone, then immediately call College Security at extension 6911 (704.330.6911 from a non-campus phone) using a land-line telephone, not a cellular or radio device.
  2. If you receive a bomb threat by other means Immediately call College Security at extension 6911 (704.330.6911 from a non-campus phone) using a land-line telephone, not a cellular or radio device.
  3. Provide information to College Security and proceed as directed.
  4. DO NOT activate the !re alarm.
  5. TURN OFF all cell phones, walkie-talkies, or other radio devices; do not use this type of equipment until you are at least 300 feet from the potential bomb site.

The following information concerning the call will be helpful to law enforcement officials:

  • Time of call and number from which call is made.
  • Location of the bomb and time of possible detonation.
  • Background noises that give clues to the location of the caller.
  • Apparent gender and age range of the caller, voice quality (calm, excited, slurred), accents, speech impediments, or other clues to the possible identity of the caller.

Suggested tips for anyone who receives a bomb threat by phone:

  1. Keep caller on the line as long as possible. Ask him/her to repeat the message. Record every word spoken by the person.
  2. Inform the caller that the building is occupied and the detonation of a bomb could result in death or serious injury to many innocent people.
  3. Remain available, as law enforcement personnel will want to interview you.


Suspicious Items

UNATTENDED ITEMS

If you become aware of an unattended or suspicious item, the following actions should be taken:

  • Call College Security at extension 6911 or 704.330.6911 from a non-Campus telephone.
  • Proceed as instructed by emergency personnel.
  • Do not use cellular phones, two-way radios, or other electronic devices.
  • Do not handle the suspicious package or other items; call College Security.

 

SUSPICIOUS MAIL

If you become suspicious of any mail items:

  • STOP! ... Put the item down quickly and gently.
  • DON’T OPEN ANY PACKAGE THAT HAS MADE YOU SUSPICIOUS!
  • Notify everyone in the area.
  • Evacuate the room ... Put two or more walls between you and the item.
  • Call College Security at extension 6911 or 704.330.6911 from a non-Campus telephone.