Bomb Threat

Be Cautious of

  • Foreign mail, air mail, and special deliveries
  • Restrictive markings such as “confidential” or “personal”
  • Excessive postage, tape, or string
  • Handwritten or poorly typed address
  • Incorrect Titles
  • Misspellings of common words
  • Oily stains or discolorations on package
  • Excessive weight
  • Rigid, lopsided, or uneven envelopes
  • Protruding wires or tinfoil
  • Visual distractions
  • No return address

Questions to ask a 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?

Step into Action

  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


Shelter-in-place order occurs when the outside environment is not safe to enter. All people on campus must immediately report inside and be prepared to stay inside until the area is clear. Below are ways to be prepared:

Keep additional food and water in your office, workspace, classroom, or dorm, if possible.

Have additional prescription medications available.

Have battery-powered radio on hand.

Keep a fan on hand during the summer months.

Have a flashlight with fresh batteries.