Bomb Threats

If you should receive a bomb threat, do the following:
  1. Remain calm and keep the caller on the line as long as possible. Ask the caller to repeat the message and record every word. If the caller does not indicate the location of the bomb or the time of detonation, ask for this information. Advise the caller that the building is occupied and detonation could result in death or serious injury to innocent people. If the caller can be kept talking, ask specific questions as indicated on the Bomb Threat Form contained in the Emergency Desk Reference brochure, of which each ETSU employee should have a copy.
  2. If possible, have a co-worker listen in on the bomb threat call.


Under no circumstances should an untrained faculty or staff member or student attempt to locate and move a suspicious device.

ETSU Main Campus:
Call 439-4480 to report
police nonemergencies.

Call 911 for emergencies

VA Campus:
VA Police: (423) 979 3506

Emergencies: Dial 911

Local and 1-800 calling are available at these phones

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