Bomb threats wont disrupt
Because of a series of bomb threats throughout the semester,
a team of faculty and administrators has developed a plan to minimize
potential disruptions to final exams, which begin today.
with the provosts office to help coordinate alternate exam
sites, the teams goal is to ensure that students know where
they should take their exams in the event of another threat.
police continue to investigate the threats, they have asked that
employees pay particular attention to all incoming phone calls.
offer a few key guidelines. Write down unfamiliar phone numbers
listed on Caller ID before answering the phone. Ask the caller
questions about the threat, including exact location, kind of
bomb and when it will explode. Note any distinctive details about
the caller or the call, from gender and race to tone of voice,
attitude and background noises. Do not hang up the phone. Go immediately
to another phone and call 911.
reward of up to $3,500 is being offered for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for
the bomb threats.
can be reported to: Crimestoppers, 977-4000; directly to University
Police, 924-7166; or through the departments confidential
online Silent Watch Program at http://www.virginia.edu/uvapolice.
For a copy of a bomb threat checklist, call 924-8845 or e-mail
the case of a bomb threat, both the Universitys emergency
weather lines, 924-SNOW and 243-SNOW, and UVA
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