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Bomb Threat

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Most bomb threats are received by phone. Act quickly, but remain calm and obtain as much information as possible from the caller.

  • Where is the bomb located? (Building, Floor, Room, etc.)
  • When will it go off?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What will make it to explode?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Why?
  • What is your name?
  • Notify the UGA Police at 911 immediately to give the information you have obtained. Describe the caller’s voice, any background noises you heard, and the exact wording of the message.
  • If the bomb threat is received by a handwritten note, call the UGA Police and handle the note minimally as possible.
  • Notify your supervisor, a building representative and/or the Dean’s Office at the building where you are located.
  • Do not touch suspicious packages. Be sure to inform the UGA Police of any suspicious packages, items or people in the area.
  • Follow instructions from the Building Safety and Security Representative and the first responders in regards to evacuation assembly areas.

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