If a bomb threat is called in:

  • Remain calm on the phone
  • Alert others to listen in if possible
  • Immediately call Campus Safety and Security
    • From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—Call extension 7110 from a campus phone or (660) 596-7110 from other phones
    • After 5 p.m.—Call (660) 619-6019
  • Be ready to give Campus Safety and Security and law enforcement thorough and accurate details from the caller.

In case of evacuation:

  • Evacuate occupants to a designated safe area at least 500 feet from the building
  • Employees should stay with students

ATF* bomb threat checklist

  • Exact time of call
  • Exact words of caller
  • Questions to ask: When is bomb going to explode? Where is the bomb? What does it look like? What kind of bomb is it? What is your address? What is your name?
  • Describe caller’s voice: Calm; with stutter; giggling; stressed; disguised; slow; deep; with accent; nasal; sincere; crying; loud; angry; with lisp; squeaky; slurred; broken; rapid; excited; normal
  • If voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?
  • Were there any background noises?
  • What is the name of the person who received the call?
  • What is the phone number of the phone that received the call?
  • Date and time of event

*Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Toll Free (877) 311-7322

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