Bomb Threat

If you receive a bomb threat:

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Attempt to keep the caller talking while you reference the Bomb Threat Checklist below.
  4. Call Campus Police at 540-568-6911.

Bomb Threat Checklist

Questions to Ask the Caller:

  1. When is the bomb going to explode?
  2. Where is the bomb located?
  3. What kind of bomb is it?
  4. Why did you place/mail the bomb?
  5. What is your name?

Try to be conscious of the following sounds:

  • Office machines
  • Factory machines
  • Street noises
  • Voices
  • Children
  • Animals
  • Static
  • Music
  • Radio
  • Dishes
  • Any other unique sounds
Try to be conscious of the following voice characteristics:


  • Male or female
  • Young or old
  • Soft or loud
  • Fast or slow
  • Calm or excited
  • Angry or laughing
  • Accent type
  • Raspy or nasal
  • Deep or high
  • Lisp or stutter
  • Cracking, slurred, or crying
  • Any other unique characteristic

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