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Bomb and other threats may originate in writing, through e-mail, fax, in person, over the phone or relayed by a second source.

  1. If you take the call, be calm, be courteous and listen closely to what the caller is saying. Do not interrupt the caller. Try to find out where the bomb is located and what time it is supposed to detonate. DO NOT HANG UP THE TELEPHONE. Keep the line open so that the call can be traced.

  2. Immediately notify the Campus Police Office (276)739-2448 or (9)614-8282 (Campus Police cell).

  3. Notify the switchboard operator (0).

  4. Switchboard operator will notify the Vice Presidents’ offices and the President’s office.

  5. Switchboard operator will notify Buildings and Grounds personnel - (Office 2510 or cell phone (276)614-8383.

  6. Campus Police or Buildings & Grounds Supervisor, after discussion with the President and Vice Presidents’ offices, will go immediately to pull the fire alarm in the building where the bomb is supposed to be and that building will be evacuated according to the evacuation plan. If the threat does not designate a building, ALL buildings will be evacuated according to the evacuation plan.

  7. Switchboard operator, when told to do so, will call Emergency 911.



    DO NOT USE TWO-WAY RADIOS! DO NOT USE CELL PHONES IF POSSIBLE!

    DO NOT RE-ENTER BUILDINGS UNTIL AUTHORIZED TO DO SO!

    DO NOT SEARCH FOR EXPLOSIVES!

Last updated: 10/5/2009 9:54:38 AM