Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat

Any bomb threat received towards Penn State Mont Alto will be treated seriously. Bomb threats may occur via telephone, e-mail, note, social media, or any other means of communication. It is important that the campus community assists Police Services by reporting any potential threat as soon as detected.

If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb:

  • Remain calm.
  • DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT
  • Clear the area and CALL 911

If you receive a phone call bomb threat attempt to ask the caller:

(Attempt to obtain a piece of paper and pen so you can write the answers down)

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb located?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • Why did you place the bomb?
  • Try and talk to the caller as long as possible and document the following information:
  1. Time of call
  2. Age and sex of caller (if you can determine)
  3. Speech pattern or accent
  4. Emotional state of caller
  5. Any background noise
  6. The telephone number displayed on the screen, if you have a phone that is so equipped.

Campus Procedures:

Police Services will conduct a primary bomb search. Employees are requested to make a visual inspection of their area for suspicious objects and report the location of any suspicious object to Police Services.