Remain calm. Most bomb threats are false, but they should be taken seriously and need to be reported to the BGSU Police immediately.
If the threat is called in, asking specific questions of the caller and paying close attention to what the caller says is of the utmost importance.
- When will the bomb explode?
- Where is the bomb now?
- What does the bomb look like?
- Why did you place the bomb?
Descriptive information about the perpetrator should also be obtained:
- Perception of the gender and age of the caller
- Speech patterns or irregularities
- Background noises
- Time of call
Have someone else call 911 while you are on the phone with the caller if possible, or call 911 immediately after the caller hangs up.
Police will assess the need to evacuate based on the information you provide them.
Use the bomb threat checklist at the link below to guide you through the questions you should ask and the information you should document.