If you receive a bomb threat:  

  • Accept the threat as real.  Ask the following questions;

    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is the bomb located?
    • What will cause the bomb to explode?
    • What does the bomb look like?
    • Why did you place the bomb? 
  • Record following information about the call:

    • Time of call
    • Esimated age and sex of caller
    • Speech patterns or any accents
    • Emotional state of caller
    • Background noise
  • Immediately contact University Police at (859)572-7777 or dial 911 (identify yourself as an NKU employee or student).
  • Do not use radios or cell phones near the suspected bomb.

  • Do not turn lights on or off.

  • If the threat is made in writing, do not handle the letter or note any more than necessary.

  • If it is determined that evacuation is necessary, evacuate the area by word of mouth.  Do not use the fire alarms to evacuate (see Evacuation Procedures)

  • Follow the directions of Police Officers and other responding emergency personnel.

If you observe a suspicious package:

  • Notify University Police at (859)572-7777 or dial 911 (identify yourself as an NKU employee or student).

  • Give the location and description of the object.

  • Do not touch or move any unfamiliar objects.

  • If you saw someone leave the package, give a description of the person.

  • Evacuate the immediate area by word of mouth (see Evacuation Procedures).

  • Do not use radios or cell phones near the suspicious package.

  • Do not turn lights on or off.

  • Follow the directions of University Police and other responding emergency personnel.