A suspicious package includes any package, bag, box, pipe, backpack, suitcase, duffle bag, etc. It is virtually anything that could contain an explosive or incendiary device that appears out of place, or is in your classroom, work area, or anywhere you are not sure of what it is or to whom it belongs.
Mailed items may be identified by one, or a combination of any the following:
- Excessive postage,
- Addressed to an area instead of a specific person,
- No return address,
- Heavy package with excessive amounts of packaging tape or string,
- Package is leaking or has liquid stains,
- Noises emitting from package,
- Package does not fit area (i.e.: lunch box hidden behind pipes),
- Anything about a package pertaining to its delivery method, time of delivery, addressee or any other item that arouses suspicion.
If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, do not handle or in any way touch the object. Clear the area and only when away from the area, immediately call the college sheriff at extension 5311 or by calling 323-241-5311.
CONDUCTING A SEARCH
No one knows your work area or what belongs there or what is out of place as well as you, as such you may be asked to conduct a search of your area for suspicious packages. When conducting a search, do not open cabinets and most importantly should you discover a suspicious package do not touch it.
Get yourself and others away from the area and only when away from the area, then immediately call the college sheriff's station at extension 5311 or 323-241-5311.
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