Bomb Threat At North Dakota State University, “Unspecified Threat” At Valparaiso University
In addition to the evacuation at the University of Texas, the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo has also been evacuated:
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Thousands of students and workers streamed out of North Dakota State University buildings Friday after officials said they had received a bomb threat and needed the campus clear within a half hour.
President Dean Bresciani said the threat came in a “telephone call to the campus” but gave no details on who received the call or what the caller said. Bresciani said he was aware of another bomb threat Friday morning at the University of Texas at Austin but did not know of any others.
Neither university officials nor Fargo police would say whether the threats at NDSU might be related to those in Texas. Fargo police Lt. Joel Vettel also declined to provide details on the call to NDSU.
Meanwhile, in Indiana, Valparaiso University has notified students of an unspecified threat:
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University officials posted a warning on their website saying an unspecified threat was made through graffiti alluding to “dangerous and criminal activity.”
The threat alleged it would take place during the university’s daily chapel break period.
According to the website, the “broad threat” provided no specific details about the location of the threat.
It was unknown whether the threat had any relation to bomb threats Friday morning that forced the evacuation of the University of Texas and North Dakota State University campuses.
The alert advised student that additional security presence will be on site and visible during the break, which begins at 11:15 a.m. every day.
Classes, all regular activities and the daily service at the Chapel of the Resurrection will go on as planned, said Nicole Niemi, director of media relations for VU.
It’s likely that all three of these incidents are hoaxes, but it is quite odd to have three similar events happen at three universities in three different states. There may be no proof as of yet that the incidents are connected, but it sure would be one heck of a coincidence if they weren’t