Bomb Threats

Record the exact wording of the threat and the date and time received.

  • (From) Phone Number the Bomb Threat Came From.
  • (To) Phone Number the Threat was Received On.
  • Keep the caller on the line and use another phone to Call 911.
  • Ask - Question - Obtain - Preserve - Information:
  • If You Receive a Verbal Bomb Threat - Ask About It
  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is it right now?
  • 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 name?
  • What is your address?
  • Make note of as many details about the conversation as you can. Details help with investigations.

If You Receive a Written or Text Bomb Threat - Preserve It

  • Secure the media that the threat was made with.
  • Report to Emergency Responders:
  • Police/Fire/Rescue/HAZMAT/EMS
  • Call 911 from a Campus or Public Telephone.
  • [Dial 911 from your cell phone (Off Campus) and Dial 859-622-1919 or 859-622-1111 from your cell phone (On Campus)].
  • Do not use cell phones or radios in close proximity to any suspicious device or package.

Provide the threat information to Law Enforcement Officials.

Protect yourself. Create and manage distance and shielding from threats. Generally, the farther you move away from a threat, and the more solid and stable objects that you position between you and a threat, the safer you are from that threat.

Watch for and report what is strange, unusual, or out of place.

There could be primary or secondary explosive devices along your exit path.