The St. Paul’s Schools
STAY CALM, FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.
- Suspicious Person
- Shelter in Place
- Suspicious Package/Bomb
- Missing Student
- Weather Alert
- Stay inside, do not leave the building unless an imminently dangerous situation arises inside.
- If outside, seek shelter in the nearest building.
- Take shelter in a lockable room.
- Close windows, shades, and blinds. Avoid being seen from outside the room.
- In case of Active Shooter: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT
RUN if safe path is available
Have an escape route and plan in mind and leave your belongings behind.
HIDE if you cannot get out safely
- Be quiet and get in an area out of view. Block entry to your hiding place and lock and barricade the doors. Silence your cell phone. Stay out of shooter’s view.
FIGHT if your life is in danger
- AS A LAST RESORT and only when your life is in IMMINENT DANGER. Try to disable the shooter. Act with physical aggression and throw items at the shooter.
- Seek cover, stay away from windows, and remain in a safe location until the storm has passed or wait for All CLEAR.
- Weather alerts may be sent via email, phone, paging system, two-way radio, or audible horn blasts.
- Lightning detection alert horns will blast once for immediate threat. The lightning detection alert horn will blast three times for all clear.
This quick reference checklist is designed to help employees and decision makers of commercial facilities, schools, etc. respond to a bomb threat in an orderly and controlled manner with the first responders and other stakeholders.
- Bomb Threat Receieved by Phone
- Bomb Threat Received by Email
- Bomb Threat Received by Handwritten Note
- Signs of Suspicious Package
Most bomb threats are received by phone. Bomb threats are serious until proven otherwise.
Act quickly, but remain calm and obtain information with the checklists below.
If a bomb threat is received by phone:
- Remain calm. Keep the caller on the line for as long as possible. DO NOT HANG UP, even if the caller does.
- Listen carefully. Be polite and show interest.
- Try to keep the caller talking to learn more information.
- If possible, write a note to a colleague to call the authorities or, as soon as the caller hangs up, immediately notify them yourself.
- If your phone has a display, copy the number and/or letters on the window display.
- Complete the Bomb Threat Checklist immediately. Write down as much detail as you can remember. Try to get exact words.
- Immediately upon termination of call, DO NOT HANG UP, but from a different phone, contact authorities immediately with information and await instructions.
Bomb Threat Checklist
Take note of:
- Time caller hung up
- Phone number where call was received
- Exact words of threat
Information about caller
Take note of:
- Where is the caller located? (Background/level of noise)
- Estimated age
- Is the voice familiar? If so, who does it sounds like?