The Drury University Bomb Threat Plan has been developed to ensure the safety of Drury University faculty, staff and students. It is the responsibility of all persons to read this plan and periodically review it in order to know what to do in case of a bomb threat.
A bomb threat against the university may be made by telephone or letter. A telephone threat will come directly from an individual, from a law enforcement agency that has received the bomb threat, or someone who has become aware of such information.
DIRECT TELEPHONE BOMB THREATS
If a bomb threat is telephoned directly to the university, the person who received the call should do the following:
INDIRECT TELEPHONE BOMB THREATS
If a bomb threat against the university is received by a law enforcement agency such as the Treasury Department or the FBI, that agency will immediately contact the university. The switchboard will transfer the call to the Director of Security, who will initiate the appropriate form of action.
If a bomb threat is made through a written communication, the following steps should be taken:
BOMB THREAT EVACUATION
If the decision is made to evacuate a building, everyone should be moved to an area at least 300 feet out of the way of bomb disposal. Evacuated parties should remain in open areas and away from parked vehicles. After security has found the buildings to be vacated, they will lock all exterior doors and take up positions to prevent anyone from entering the area. They will also assist in securing doors as needed.