Kent City Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

8430 - TELEPHONING OF BOMB THREATS

The following guidelines may be helpful when a telephone caller announces a bomb threat.

 

A.

Be alert to any of the following background sounds that may give a clue to the location of the caller:

   
 

radio playing, voices, sirens, construction noise, TV, whistles, traffic noise, bells

   
 

B.

Ask the caller:

   
 

Where is the bomb located?

   
 

What time is it to go off?

   
 

What kind of a bomb is it?

   
 

What is your name?

   
 

Where are you calling from?

   
 

C.

Make a note about speech characteristics such as:

   
 

male, female, low tone, high pitch, stutter or stammer, regional or foreign accent

   
 

D.

Note impressions such as:

   
 

Does the voice sound familiar?

   
 

Does the caller sound sincere?

   
 

Does the caller seem familiar with the school?

   
 

E.

Write down exactly what the caller says; ask him/her to repeat the message.

   
 

F.

Try to signal someone about the nature of the conversation while you keep the caller on the line.

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