Most bomb threats are received by telephone. The person receiving the telephone call should remain calm and obtain as much information as possible by using the attached checklist. Immediately call the University Police, 4-6911) and inform them of the situation with as much information as is available; specifically the location and time of possible detonation. Inform your immediate supervisor after informing the police.
The University Police will probably ask those working in the area to assist with the search as they will be more familiar with what does and does not belong. If a suspicious package or device is found, immediately notify the police. DO NOT TOUCH OR HANDLE the suspicious item. DO NOT USE radios or cellular telephones.
A senior university official will be responsible for ordering the evacuation of the building after consultation with the University Police Supervising officer.
If the bomb threat is received by written, electronic or recorded communication, immediately notify the University Police, (824-6911). Do not handle the communication any more than is absolutely necessary and surrender this document to University Police upon their arrival.
Please review the UAHuntsville Bomb Threat Plan for detailed information on reporting and responding to a campus bomb threat.
Bomb Threat Call Checklist
Try to get as much of the following information as possible:
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