Bomb threats sent by e-mail have originated from all over the world. Sometimes, they even come from within the campus. Unless the sender has taken extraordinary measures to conceal his or her e-mail address, e-mailed threats can be traced back to the true sender. Make sure students are aware of the serious nature of making a bomb threat by e-mail and that the PCC Administration will not tolerate any inappropriate use of e-mail.
When a threatening e-mail is received:
- Leave the message open on the computer.
- Notify PCC Police (626) 585-7484.
- PCC Police will document the message by printing it, photographing it, or copying it down. All information, especially the header of the e-mail, should be recorded. This should include:
- Recipient's name and e-mail address.
- Sender's name and e-mail address.
- Date and time sent.
- Server path the e-mail took.
- Subject of the e-mail.
- Body of the e-mail.
- Any automatic signature appended.
- It is crucial to save the original e-mail. If you do not know how to do this, do not attempt to save the message, as you may delete it.
- PCC will then contact PCC Information Technology Services.
- The ITS Administrator will save any server logs and mail logs that show how the message was handled.
- The PCC Police will coordinate the handover of the log data to the proper authorities, which may include Pasadena Police Department.