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Bomb or Bomb Threat


Bomb or bomb threat is described as suspicion of or detection of toxic fumes or vapors and/or the spilling of a hazardous substance on the Avila University campus. Hazardous substances include chemicals, gasoline, oils, caustic products, and/or cleaning products.

  1. Bomb threats should be taken seriously and never ignored. Act quickly!
  2. If you receive the threat, remain calm and do not panic others.

Written Message

If a written message is received, save all materials and avoid any unnecessary handling. Keep track of the following information:

  • Who found it?
  • Who else was present?
  • Where was it found or how was it delivered?
  • When was it found or delivered?
  • Who touched it?
  • Have any previous threats been received?

Telephone Message

  1. If a threat is received by telephone, in a calm voice, keep the caller on the line as long as possible.

  2. Try to obtain as much information as possible about the bomb and the caller. If practical, do not hang up the phone, but have someone else phone from a different phone.

  3. If your phone has a display, copy the number and or letters on the window display.

  4. Send a person to Whitfield Center to locate Campus Safety without telephone or radio use.

  5. A decision on whether or not to evacuate will be based on all available information received. If a decision is made to evacuate, all rooms must be evacuated.

  6. Assist the disabled to the nearest stairwell or the closest exit. If able, assist them in exiting the building and gathering in the outside location. If you are not able to help the disabled exit the building, exit yourself and notify Campus Safety at 816-985-6079, the police or fire department of the location of the disabled.

Signs of Suspicious Packages

Do not move a suspicious package; contact Campus Safety at 816-985-6079.

  • No return address
  • Excessive postage or foreign postage
  • Stains or strange odors
  • Strange sounds
  • Poorly handwritten or misspelled words
  • Restrictive notes
  • Unexpected delivery

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