Bomb Threat

What to be cautious of:

  1.  Foreign mail, air mail, and special deliveries
  2.  Restrictive markings such as “confidential" or “personal"
  3.  Excessive postage
  4.  Handwritten or poorly typed address
  5.  Incorrect titles
  6.  Misspellings of common words
  7.  Oily stains or discolorations on package
  8.  Excessive weight
  9.  Rigid, lopsided, or uneven envelopes
  10.  Protruding wires or tinfoil
  11.  Excessive tape or string
  12.  Visual distractions
  13.  No return address

Questions to ask the caller:

  1. When is the bomb going to explode?
  2. Where is it right now?
  3. What does it look like?
  4. What kind of bomb is it?
  5. What will cause it to explode?
  6. Did you place the bomb?
  7. What is your name?
  8. What is your address?

What to do:

  1. DO NOT HANG UP!! Remain Calm
  2. Write down caller phone number if on display
  3. Pay close attention to the exact words the caller is using; document the call
  4. Contact University Police at 936-294-1000 (4-1000 on campus)
  5. Do not touch or handle suspicious items or packages
  6. Keep others away from area
  7. Notify your supervisor