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Threat Emergencies

Follow these procedures in the case of bomb threats, online threats, riots, and assaults on campus.

Bomb Threats

Always be alert and report suspicious activity to the Security Office (208-496-3000).

If You Receive a Threatening Call

  1. Obtain as much information from the caller as possible. 
  2. Notify the Security Office
  3. Do NOT activate the building alarm system to evacuate. 

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 

What to Do with Suspicious Parcels

  1. Contact the Security Office
  2. Move people away from the area, but DO NOT activate the fire alarm system 
  3. DO NOT move or open the package 
  4. DO NOT investigate too closely 
  5. DO NOT cover or insulate the package 

If You are Asked to Evacuate

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

Online Threats

  1. Online threats should be taken seriously and reported to correct authorities. If you receive or view a threat to damage or harm someone or something related to BYU-Idaho, report it immediately to the Security Office at 208-496-3000
  2. Do not engage the individual who made or distributed the threat 


  1. In case of a riot, leave the area immediately 
  2. Inform police and the Security Office 
  3. Stay away from the situation until it is resolved

Sexual Assault

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