CISA's Office for Bombing Prevention Releases Bomb Threat Video
In January and February 2022 alone, a total of 67 bomb threats were reported against Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. The threats serve as a stark reminder that bombs pose a serious threat to our local communities, as well as to public and private sectors across the United States.
Amid the bomb threats against HBCUs, and other threats targeting Ivy League schools, CISA’s Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) released a video on how to respond to threats and make informed risk management decisions to protect personnel and property. The video highlights key resources, including DHS-DOJ Bomb Threat Guidance, that help site decision-makers react to a bomb threat in an orderly, controlled manner. The video links to online self-paced trainings and a range of other CISA OBP videos and products that specify different threat scenarios and best practices for responding to them.
Being better prepared to respond to these threats will go a long way toward mitigating impacts, protecting stakeholders, and creating more resilient communities. CISA OBP’s resources equip stakeholders with the tools to protect their campuses, students, and communities. See CISA OBP’s “What to Do: Bomb Threat Resources” webpage for guidance and resources, as they offer in-depth procedures for bomb threats or suspicious items to help you prepare and react appropriately during these events.