Campus Safety and Security

Bomb Threat/Suspicious Objects

If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, do not handle the object. Call University Police 7575 immediately.

If you receive a bomb threat telephone call:
  • Have someone nearby contact University Police at extension 7575 or (508) 793-7575.
  • Keep caller on line as long as possible.
  • Ask caller:
    • When will the bomb will go off?
    • Where is the bomb? Which building?
    • What kind of bomb? Description of it
    • Why did you place the bomb?
  • Note time of call and approximate age and:
    • Speech pattern (accents)
    • Emotional state of caller
    • Background noise
If you find a suspicious object:
  • Don't touch the object.
  • Don't activate the building alarm.
  • Don't open drawers or cabinets.
  • Don't turn on/off electrical devices or switches (light switches, cell phones, radios, or any other kind of electronic device).
  • Don't use elevators.
  • Be aware of secondary devices