Mississippi College

The following procedures should be followed in case of a bomb threat (bomb threats usually occur by telephone):

  1. Do not use cell phones or cordless phones in threat area. They may detonate the bomb.
  2. Gather as much information as possible about the bomb threat. The person receiving the call should try to learn the following information:
    • Exact location of the bomb?
    • Time set to detonate?
    • What does it look like?
    • What is the explosive?
    • Why was it placed?
    • Ask name of caller.
  3. Call the Office of Public Safety at 601.925.3204, be sure to provide the following information:
    • State your name.
    • State your location.
    • State your telephone number.
  4. Inform them of the situation, including any information you may have as to the:
    • Location of the bomb
    • Time it is set to explode
    • Time you received the call
    • Any distinguishing information about the caller.
  5. If asked, notify the building supervisor and/or appropriate individuals so that the building can be properly evacuated.
  6. Do not touch any suspicious objects, packages, etc. Report it to authorities, but under no circumstances should you touch it or move it in any way.
  7. Move a safe distance away from the building (a minimum of 300 feet). If inclement weather conditions exist, you may move to another building a safe distance way. Do not re-enter until instructed that it is safe to do so.
  8. Make yourself available to investigating officers in order to provide helpful information regarding the bomb threat.

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