Bomb Threat at the University of Texas
Via the Daily Texan: Bomb threat evacuation continues, UT officials have found no weapons so far
UT sent out an emergency alert at 9:50 this morning urging all students, faculty and staff to "get as far away from campus as possible."
According to a statement, "At 8:35 a.m. the university received a call from a male with a middle eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus. He said he was with Al Qaeda and these bombs would go off in 90 minutes. President Powers was notified and it was decided to evacuate all of the buildings out of an abundance of caution."
UT officials and FBI personell are continuing to clear the buildings and have so far found no weapons. No one is being allowed back into the buildings. UT will continue to send out emergency alerts, though cell phone signal on many carriers is jammed. We’ll post updates here as we have them.
Hopefully this was just a hoax perpetrated by someone who needed the weekend to study for an exam (and hopefully they are caught and charged).
Still: UT is freakin’ huge and an evacuation of the campus, during prime class time, had to have been a nightmare.