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Suspicious Objects and Bomb Threats

Suspicious Objects

If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on a Faulkner campus or other property, then take the following actions:

  • Do not handle the object and clear the area immediately.
  • Notify Campus Security at (334) 386-7250 and the Center Director at extended campuses.
  • Call 911 and report the object.

Bomb Threats

If you receive a bomb threat on a Faulkner campus or other property, then take the following actions:

  • Ask the caller
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is the bomb located?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What does it look like?
    • Why did you place the bomb?
    • Keep talking to the caller as long as possible.
  • Notify Campus Security at (334) 386-7250 and the Center Director at extended campuses. Campus security officers in conjunction with others will conduct a detailed bomb search.
  • Employees are requested to make a cursory inspection of their area for suspicious object and to report the location to Campus Security.
    • Do not open drawers, cabinets, or turn light on or off.
    • If an emergency exists, activate the building alarm.
      • You must report the incident by phone.
  • When the building evacuation alarm is sounded or an emergency exists, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same. See Evacuation Procedures for more details.
  • Resident Supervisors and Assistants are designated to assist disabled resident students during an emergency. If a Resident Supervisors and Assistants are not available, others must assist persons with disabilities in exiting the building. Do not panic. Do not use elevators.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.
  • If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
  • DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless told to do so by an Emergency Resource Management Team official.
  • Important: After any evacuation, report to a designated area assembly point.

Bomb Threat Information
Calmly and clearly ask These Questions:

  1. When is the bomb going to explode? (Specific Time)
  2. Where is it right now? (Location)
  3. What does it look like (Color, Shape, Size)?
  4. What kind of bomb is it?
  5. What will cause it to explode?
  6. Did you place the bomb?
  7. Why?
  8. What is your address?
  9. What is your name?
  10. Exact Wording of Threat:
  11. Sex of Caller:
  12. Race:
  13. Age:
  14. Length of call:
  15. Time:
  16. Date:
  17. Number at which call was received:
  18. Caller's demeanor

    __ Calm
    __ Angry
    __ Excited
    __ Slow
    __ Rapid
    __ Soft
    __ Loud
    __ Disguised
    __ Normal
    __ Nasal
    __ Stutter
    __ Lisp
    __ Raspy
    __ Deep
    __ Ragged
    __ Clearing Throat
    __ Deep Breathing
    __ Cracked Voice
    __ Laughter
    __ Crying
    __ Familiar
    __ Distinct
    __ Slurred
    __ Whispered
    __ Accent

    If the voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?

    Background Sounds:

    __ Street Noises
    __ Crockery
    __ Voices
    __ PA System
    __ Music
    __ House Noises
    __ Motor
    __ Office Machinery
    __ Factory Machines
    __ Animal Noises
    __ Clear
    __ Static
    __ Local
    __ Long Distance
    __ Booth
    __ Other Threat


    __ Well-Spoken (educated)
    __ Foul
    __ Irrational
    __ Incoherent
    __ Taped Message
    __ Read by Threat-Maker

    Other Remarks:
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