University of Texas Evacuates Austin Campus Because Of Threats


University of Texas Evacuates Austin Campus Because Of Threats

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The University of Texas has evacuated its entire Austin campus.

The University issued an evacuation order at 10:53 a.m. ET. on its website, saying they received threats.

"Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible," the university said in its website.

The Austin American Statesman received a statement from UT officials that said the university received a threatening call at 9:35 a.m. ET. The bombs, the man, said would go off in 90 minutes.

An evacuation of this campus is significant, because it has 50,000 students.

This is a breaking story. We'll update this post with the latest.

Update at 11:39 a.m. ET. Buildings Being Checked:

On its Twitter account, the university says they are in the process of checking the buildings and will give another update at 11:45 a.m. ET.

Update at 11:26 a.m. ET. North Dakota State University Evacuated:

North Dakota State University has also ordered the evacuation of its campus, including "residence halls, downtown buildings." The university has a student population of more than 14,000.

In a statement posted on its website the university said it the evacuation was prompted by a bomb threat. There is no word on whether these two threats are related.

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