Bomb Threat Overview
A bomb threat is defined as “a threat to detonate an explosive or incendiary device to cause property damage, death, or injuries, whether or not such a device actually exists.” All bomb threats are to be taken seriously.
If you receive a written bomb threat, notify IUPD on your campus immediately. Next, complete a quick visual inspection of your area, refraining from touching or moving suspicious objects. Do not use radios, pagers, or cell phones because they could trigger an explosive device. Follow your department’s evacuation procedures.
If you receive a bomb threat by phone, remain calm and write down the caller’s exact words and the time of the call. Check caller ID for a phone number. If possible, solicit the following information before completing the call. Immediately call IUPD and take no further action unless you are instructed to do so by IUPD.