A checklist by the U.S. Department of Justice being distributed around the courthouse tells people what to do in the serious event of a bomb threat.
Developed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the list suggests questions to ask someone calling in a bomb threat, including:
- Where is the bomb?
- What does the bomb look like?
- What is your name?
While most bomb threats are only threats, authorities say it’s a serious federal offense to make one. The ATF also suggests that people record as much information as possible about the caller’s mannerisms. The checklist is similar to this one provided by the U.S. Marshals Service.