Emergency Procedures

Bomb Threats/Explosions

If you receive a bomb threat:

  • Obtain as much information as possible from the caller.
  • Keep caller on phone as long as you can.
  • Have someone notify Campus Police immediately.
  • When a threatening call is received, attempt to learn the following:
    • When is the bomb set to go off?
    • What is the explosive?
    • What does it look like?
    • Where in the building is it?
    • Did you place the bomb?
    • What does the voice sound like? (man, woman, child, accents, etc.)?
    • Were there any identifiable sounds in the background?
    • Exact wording of the threat.
  • CALMLY notify others in your area.

Immediately after the call:

  • Evacuate area/building.
  • Notify Campus Police at 903-510-2222 and/or call 911.

Campus Police will notify campus administrators when it is safe to return to the building.