Breaking News: UT, North Dakota Campuses Under Evacuation Orders
- By Tyler Thurston
- Sep 14, 2012
The University of Texas has been evacuated due to threats on campus. In a statement, UT officials said that they received a phone call from a male with a Middle Eastern accent at 8:35 a.m. The man claimed to have placed bombs all over campus, declaring an affiliation with Al Qaeda. He declared that the bombs would go off in 90 minutes. The president of the university called for the evacuation of all campus buildings.
In North Dakota, North Dakota State University alerted students via text message that all campus buildings were to be evacuated by 10:15 a.m. due to a bomb threat. The university in Fargo also posted a message on their website calling for the evacuation of all students and faculty on campus.
More as these stories develop.
UPDATE: The University of Texas at Austin has reopened campus, issuing an "all clear." Classes remain canceled for the remainder of the day. North Dakota State University has also reopened campus, and classes will resume as scheduled.
Tyler Thurston is an e-newsletter editor for 1105 Media.