Bomb Threats

What to do if a Bomb Threat is Received

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Download a copy of the Bomb Threat Checklist.


  • Exact time of the call
  • Exact words of the caller

Questions to Ask

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What will cause it to explode?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Why?
  • Where are you calling from?
  • What is your address?
  • What is your name?
    (Choose one)
    Calm Slow Crying Slurred
    Stutter Deep Loud Broken
    Giggling Accent Angry Rapid
    Stressed Nasal Lisp Excited
    Disguised Sincere Normal Squeaky
  • If voice is familiar, whom did it sound like
  • Were there any background noises?
  • Remarks
  • Person receiving call
  • Telephone number call received
  • Date

Contact Campus Safety immediately at 507-285-7262 or 7262

Evacuation Procedure

  • In Advance, Each Staff Member Should:
  • Understand the evacuation plan.
  • Know at least two ways out of the building from your regular workspace.

When You Hear the Evacuation Alarm Or Are Verbally Told To Begin Evacuating The Building:

  • Remain calm and do not use your cellular phone.
  • Leave quickly.
  • Try to make sure that all members of your department hear the alarm and evacuate the area.
  • As you exit, quickly check nearby restrooms, copier rooms, storage rooms, etc.
  • If requested, accompany and assist persons with disabilities who appear to need direction or assistance.
  • Take with you: essential personal items ONLY. Do not attempt to take large or heavy objects.
  • Shut all doors behind you as you go. Closed doors can slow the spread of fire, smoke and water.
  • Proceed as quickly as possible but in an orderly manner. Do not push or shove. Hold handrails when you are using stairs.
  • Once out of the building, proceed to the Code Blue security poles in the parking lot.