Although actual bombing incidents are rare in colleges and universities, there is always a possibility that such an incident could occur. Generally, a threat is called in when the caller desires to disrupt normal activity; on the other hand, if the caller has planted a device, the usual intention is the destruction of property rather than the taking of life. For these reasons decisions relating to bomb threat incidents are made on a case by case basis.
If you are assigned a position that requires frequent answering of a telephone, you may be the recipient a bomb threat. Since many decisions will may be based upon this single conversation with the caller, it is virtually import you obtain as much information as possible from him or her. Try to ask the following questions IN THIS ORDER (place these questions near the telephone for ready reference) :
Call the the police immediately at 859-572-5500. Provide as much about the call as possible.
Notify your supervisor or building manager.
Wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
If you know of something suspicious in your work environment: