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Bomb Threats

Bomb threats on the campus are rare. Most bomb threats are hoaxes. However, any bomb threat must betaken seriously and treated as a real emergency and credible threat. The potential for serious injury and damage makes even a threat a very serious incident.

Threat Received by Phone

Statistically, the majority of bomb threats are made by phone. The person receiving a bomb threat over the phone should pay particular attention to the information the caller gives and pay attention to background sounds.

  • Stay calm.
  • If your phone has caller ID, record the number.
  • If possible, get the attention of someone else and have them call 911 or Campus Safety.

The checklist provided below can be printed, kept in desk files and used should a bomb threat be received over the phone.

Threat Received by Email

  • Immediately call 911, and then call Campus Safety at 909-607-2000.
  • Forward the email threat to Campus Safety (dispatch@cuc.claremont.edu), and do not erase.

Suspicious Package

If you are within 300 feet of a suspicious package, do not use a cell phone, cordless phone or walkie-talkie because it may trigger an explosion.

DO NOT TOUCH THE PACKAGE, TAMPER WITH IT OR MOVE IT!

EVACUATE THE AREA AND CALL 911 AND THEN CAMPUS SAFETY AT 909-607-2000.

Bomb Threat Checklist

If a bomb threat is received by phone, the person receiving the call should try to get the following information from the caller:

Time of Call: ___________________________________________________

Location of the bomb (Building, room, etc.): _______________________________________________________________

Time the bomb is set to go off: _____________________________________

What does it look like? _____________________________________________________________________________

What kind of bomb? _____________________________________________

What will make it explode? ________________________________________

Did you place the bomb? YES NO

Why? __________________________________________________________

Exact words of threat: ________________________________________________________________________________

Male or Female Caller: __________________________________________

Voice characteristics (Do they sound familiar, age, tone, irrational or well-spoken): ________________________________________

Background noises heard: ________________________________________________________________________________