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Bomb threat

If a bomb threat is received:

  1. Stay calm.
  2. If your phone has Caller ID, record the number displayed.
  3. Gain the attention of someone else nearby, point to this information and have that person call 911. This call should be made out of hearing range from the caller.
  4. Try to keep the caller on the phone long enough to complete the Bomb Threat Check Sheet located on the next page.
  5. Ask check-sheet questions.
  6. Work with arriving emergency personnel to assist them in evaluating the situation.
  7. Assist emergency responders with a search of the area if requested.
  8. Provide for an orderly evacuation only when ordered by emergency personnel. Bomb Threat Check Sheet is provided on the next page.
  9. If the threat is received via voicemail or e-mail, save and give to the police.
Bomb Threat Check Sheet

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Emergency numbers

Police or Fire/Medical: 911
Public Safety Office: (785) 864-5900
Watkins Health Services: (785) 864-9500
Institutional Opportunity & Access: (785) 864-6414

Urgent care is an injury or illness that is not life threatening but requires immediate care. Contact Watkins Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for on-campus urgent care services.

Be prepared

Students should keep their emergency contact information up to date through Enroll and Pay.

Be aware of your surroundings. Locate emergency exits or shelters in buildings you work in or visit.

In the event of severe weather, rely on local media or a NOAA weather radio for forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

Related information

Lawrence Campus Interactive Map

Emergency Management Plan

Environment, Health, and Safety

Annual Security Report

Cyber Security Report 

The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at, or on paper by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060.

Douglas County Emergency Management