LARAMIE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROCEDURE
SUBJECT - Bomb Threat
REFERENCE - None
DATE - 5/19/93
NUMBER - 8007
The purpose of the bomb threat procedure is to save lives and reduce or eliminate property damage. To achieve this end, all students, college faculty and staff must be informed and actively involved.
2. Receipt of Bomb Threat
A. Upon receipt of a bomb threat, the individual receiving the threat must try to obtain as much information as possible from the caller. At a minimum, the location of the bomb and time of detonation are critical bits of desired information. (See the attached checklist for complete information desired.)
B. The individual receiving the threat should:
1. Notify Security by phone at Ext. 122. DO NOT USE RADIOS.
2. Report to the Dean of Business Services conference room in the Administration building.
C. A communications center command post will be established in the Administration building in the Dean of Business Services conference room. The following notifications will occur immediately:
Security will notify the sheriff's office.
Security will direct the telephone operator to notify key personnel (see Attachment 1) to evacuate campus buildings as required.
3. Action for Occupants of Campus Buildings
After notification of a bomb threat:
A. DO NOT PANIC.
B. Students should pick up and remove all personal items such as coats, books, briefcases, and lunches. Evacuate the area by the most direct route and leave campus. Avoid windows and glass doors to the extent possible.
C. If you do not have transportation in which to evacuate the campus, please report immediately to the Center for Conferences and Institutes (CCI) building. Someone there will assist you in arranging for your evacuation.
D. Before their departure, employees should conduct a brief (60-second) visual search of their area. Be on the lookout for unusual packages, items which appear out of place, and foreign objects. If the area appears to be in order, leave the room, close the door and place a "Post it" note with the word "OK" on the outside of it. Leave immediately as directed in B and C above.
E. If an area DOES NOT appear normal, please report immediately to the Business Services conference room.
F. If an employee is not in their working area when they become aware of a bomb threat, they should not return to it. Follow the directions for their present location; i.e., evacuate.
4. General Comments
A. DO NOT USE RADIOS. Bombs can be constructed to detonate when activated by radio transmissions. Radio frequencies are public knowledge, and the necessary equipment to construct a radio‑activated bomb can be purchased from any electronics store.
B. DO NOT TOUCH SUSPICIOUS OBJECTS. Bombs can be built into books,
briefcases, and containers of every size and description. They can also be built to explode if they are jarred, moved, or even touched.
C. DO NOT TURN ROOM LIGHTS ON OR OFF. Bombs may be wired to light
switches so that they would explode when the switch is operated.
5. Evacuation Notification Priority
If the caller has identified the location of a bomb, orderly evacuation of the students and a search by the staff will start with that building and then continue with other buildings. If the bomb location is not identified, the entire campus will be evacuated.
6. Bomb Threat Received After Hours
A. In the event a bomb threat is received after normal working hours, the telephone operator will notify the Security Officer immediately and then notify the night administrator at his or her telephone extension. If the night administrator is making campus rounds during a bomb threat (and cannot therefore be reached by telephone), the switchboard operator should call security by pager phone and ask that they locate and notify the night administrator. RADIOS WILL NOT BE USED. The operator will notify senior staff and security at their homes as follows:
1) Chuck Bohlen, President 637-4465
2) Bob Mizel, Security 638-1333
3) Rod Janney, Dean of Business Services 634-9454
4) Jim Lamprecht, Director Physical Plant 635-8214
B. Procedures under No. 2.C., above, will be followed. The night administrator is in charge.
7. Off-campus Locations
Laramie County Community College off-campus locations should develop emergency evacuation procedures appropriate to their needs and circumstances.
8. College Reopening
Please tune in to Cheyenne radio and television stations for an announcement with regard to when the college will reopen and resume normal activities after a bomb threat.