Hamden Public Schools District Policies

6114.3 - Bomb Threats

The Board strongly disapproves of any action by any person that seriously disrupts the educational process.  Particularly reprehensible is making a threat that a bomb has been placed in a school.  In the event of a bomb threat, the following guidelines will be followed: 

  1. The person receiving the threat will immediately notify the Principal/designee.
  2. Students and staff will evacuate the building according to a plan designed by the Principal/designee.
  3. Fire and police officials will be notified of the threat.
  4. The building and/or premises will be searched under the direction of a previously designated fire or police official in conjunction with school personnel.
  5. If a thorough search has been conducted and nothing found, the feasibility of returning students and personnel to the building will be evaluated by a previously designated fire or police official, subject to final approval by the Superintendent/designee.
  6. Students who leave school without permission will be subject to discipline.
  7. Investigation of the bomb threat will be made by school officials and local police and fire departments in cooperation with other appropriate agencies.

Policy adopted:  April 11, 2000

Hamden Public Schools     Hamden, Connecticut