Bomb Threat

What should you do if you receive a bomb threat by phone?
1. If you receive a bomb threat by telephone-  When you hang up, immediately dial 9*57 from campus phones (*57 from non-campus phones) to electronically flag the call. If a telephone number is displayed on your phone, record that number.
2. Then immediately call Campus Security at 6911 (704.330.6911 from non-campus phones) using a land-line telephone, not a cellular or radio device. Provide information to Security and proceed as directed.
3. Do not activate the fire alarm. Turn off 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.
4. This information concerning the call will be helpful to law enforcement officials:
o Time of call and number from which call is made
o Location of the bomb or time of possible detonation
o Background noises that give clues to the location of the caller
o 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

Here are 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. If the caller does not indicate the location of the bomb or the time of possible detonation, ask him/her for this information.
3. 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.
4. Pay particular attention to background noises, such as motors running, music playing and any other noise which may give a clue as to the location of the caller.
5. Listen closely to the voice (male, female), voice quality (calm, excited), accents, and speech impediments. Immediately after the caller hangs up, report the threat to Campus
6. Security at 6911 (704.330.6911). Campus Security will notify law enforcement personnel and other emergency responders.
7. Remain available, as law enforcement personnel will want to interview you.

What should you do if you receive a bomb threat by other means?
If you receive a bomb threat by any other means, immediately call Campus Security at 6911 (704.330.6911 from non-campus phones) using a land-line telephone, not a cellular or radio device. Provide information to Security and proceed as directed. Do not activate the fire alarm. Turn off cell phones, walkie-talkies, or other radio devices; do not use this type of equipment until you are at least 150 feet from the potential bomb site.