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Bomb Threat

If you receive a BOMB THREAT (typically received via telephone):

  • Obtain as much detail as possible about the bomb and its location.
  • The exact location of the bomb.
  • The time set for detonation.
  • What the bomb looks like.
  • What type of explosive the bomb contains.
  • Why bomb was placed?

IMMEDIATELY notify Earlham Public Safety 765-983-1400 and provide as much information as possible.


  • Be alert for suspicious items or packages. Visually inspect areas of your room or office. If you note anything suspicious report them to authorities, DO NOT touch the item/s.
  • If the threat is received by letter, do not handle it after it has been opened; preserve for authorities.
  • Be prepared to evacuate the area if you are ordered to do so.
  • If ordered to evacuate, students, faculty & staff shall assist with an orderly exit from the building. People evacuated should be moved at least 500 feet from the evacuated facility.
  • Doors to all evacuated areas of the building shall be left open on exiting the area.
  • Wait for further instructions, DO NOT call Campus Public Safety or authorities (after reporting the incident) unless you have information related to the situation or a life-threatening emergency.
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Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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