Bomb Threats | Judson University Christian College

Bomb Threats

If you receive a bomb threat by telephone, here are some helpful things to keep in mind:

  1. Remain Calm. When a bomb threat is received, the person taking the call must remain calm and obtain as much information as possible. a. DO NOT put the caller on hold b. DO NOT attempt to transfer the call
  2. The person taking the call should immediately notify another staff person in the office, preferably while the caller is still on the line.
  3. Pay close attention to the caller and his/her words and speech: a. Does the caller have any distinguishing voice characteristics such as an accent, stuttering, mispronunciation? b. Is the caller angry, excited, irrational or agitated? c. Is the caller a man or woman, young, middle-aged, old? d. If you have caller ID, please note the phone number of the caller.
  4. Listen for background noises (traffic, train whistle, music, radio, TV, children, etc.).
  5. It is important that you document all that you know and hear. This should include filling out the Bomb Threat Checklist.
  6. Note if the caller indicates knowledge of the building by his/her description of the locations where the bomb may be.
  7. If the call is on your voicemail, save it.
  8. It is important that you document all that you know and hear. This should include filling out the Bomb Threat Checklist.

CHECKLIST – WHEN YOU RECEIVE A BOMB THREAT

Keep one under your phone or other accessible location at all times. Download the Bomb Threat Checklist at www.JudsonU.edu.

All personnel should become familiar with the Bomb Threat Checklist. It may become the only means of determining what happened and may be the only way to determine the validity of a call and could aid in identifying and apprehending the caller.

After receiving a bomb threat of any kind, immediately contact Campus Safety at x9999. Campus Safety will notify all appropriate officials and will assist in the evacuation as needed.

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