Bomb threats must be treated as a serious matter.

  • All threats must be considered real.
  • Allow proper authorities to make evacuation decisions. Early evacuation before the evacuation route has been searched may place more people in jeopardy than not evacuating at all.
  • Call Campus Police at 8888.


If suspicious object or potential bomb is discovered:

  • Do not handle the object.
  • Evacuate the immediate area and call Campus Police at 8888.
  • Be sure to include the location and appearance of the object when reporting.


If a phone bomb threat is received, try to ask the caller the following questions and record the answers:

  • 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 the caller talking as long as possible and try to determine and record the following information:

  • Time of call
  • Sex and approximate age of caller
  • Speech pattern
  • Emotional state of caller
  • Background noise.



After evacuation, report to the Emergency Assembly Area. DO NOT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY AUTHORITIES.

Contact Information
Ann Gleason, chair of Meredith’s Incident Response Team
(919) 760-8521

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