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Bomb Threat Checklist

  1. Time of the call

  2. Length of call

  3. Name of person taking the call

  4. Exact wording of threat

  5. Ask the caller:

    1. When will the bomb explode?

    2. Where is the bomb?

    3. What does it look like?

    4. What will cause it to explode?

    5. What building is it in?

    6. What floor is it on?

    7. What is your name and address?

    8. Did you place the bomb? Why?

  6. Caller: Age & Gender

  7. Background sounds:

    1. Clear

    2. Cellular phone call

    3. PA system

    4. Factory noises

    5. Restaurant sounds

    6. Local call

    7. Conversation/Talking

    8. Long distance call

    9. Traffic

    10. Music/TV playing

    11. Weather

    12. Office sounds

    13. Animal/Wildlife noises

  8. Caller's voice:

    1. Accent

    2. Angry

    3. Calm

    4. Disguised

    5. Familiar

    6. Laughing

    7. Stutter

    8. Clearing throat

    9. Coughing

    10. Cracking voice

    11. Crying

    12. Deep

    13. Deep breathing

    14. Distinct

    15. Excited

    16. Lisp

    17. Loud

    18. Nasal

    19. Ragged

    20. Rapid

    21. Raspy

    22. Slow

    23. Soft

  9. Threat language:

    1.  Incoherent

    2. Message read

    3. Taped

    4. Profane

    5. Irrational

    6. Well-spoken

If you receive a bomb threat in written form, notify the Clarion University Police immediately.

Do a quick visual inspection of your area. Do not touch or move suspicious objects.

Do not use radios, pagers, or cell phones as they can trigger an explosive device.

Follow evacuation procedures