Threats

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Bomb Threat:

Always be alert and report suspicious activity to Campus Security

Threatening Call

1. If you receive a threatening call.

  • Obtain as much information from the caller as possible.
  • Notify Campus Security.
  • Do NOT activate the building alarm system to evacuate.

Suspicious Package

2. How to recognize a suspicious package:

A letter or parcel that is unexpected or unknown with any of the following characteristics:

  • Foreign mail, air mail, and special delivery
  • Restrictive markings such as Confidential or Personal, etc.
  • Excessive postage
  • Handwritten or poorly typed address
  • Incorrect titles
  • Titles but no names
  • Misspellings of common words
  • Oily stains or discolorations
  • No return address
  • Excessive weight
  • Rigid envelope
  • Lopsided or uneven envelope
  • Protruding wires or tin foil
  • Excessive securing materials such as masking tape or string
  • Visual distractions

Evacuate

3. What to do with suspicious parcels

  • Contact Campus Security at 208-496-3000.
  • Move people in the immediate area away, but do NOT activate the fire alarm system.
  • Do NOT move or open the package.
  • Do NOT investigate too closely.
  • Do NOT cover or insulate the package.

4. If you are asked to evacuate:

  • Check you work area for unfamiliar items. Do NOT touch suspicious items; report them to authorities on the scene.
  • Take personal belongings with you, such as keys, bags, etc.
  • Leave doors and windows open; Do NOT turn light switches on or off.
  • Do NOT make cell phone calls.
  • Use stairs only; do NOT use elevators.
  • Move away from the building.
  • Do NOT re-enter until authorization to do so is issued by Campus Security.

Online Threat:

1. Online threats need to be taken seriously and reported to the correct authorities. If you receive or view a threat to harm or damage someone or something related to BYU-Idaho, report it immediately to Campus Security at 208-496-3000.

2. Do not engage the individual who made or distributed the threat.

Riots:

1. In case of a riot, leave the area immediately.

2. Inform police and Campus Security.

3. Stay away from the situation until it is resolved.