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Mr. Laz
09-14-2012, 10:24 AM
The University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University have ordered campus buildings evacuated because of bomb threats.

"Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible," the University of Texas at Austin says on itswebsite (http://www.utexas.edu/emergency/).

Update at 11:56 a.m. ET: "We have emptied the buildings and we have told folks to stay far away," Tara Doolittle, a UT-Austin spokeswoman, tells USA TODAY's Sharon Jayson. "No decision has been made on whether to hold afternoon classes. We're working with local and federal law enforcementto ensure that the campus is secure."

Doolittle says officials hope to have an update in the next couple of hours. "Once we know the buildings are secure and there's a secure place, we'll hold a press conference."

Update at 11:48 a.m. ET: According to theValleyNewsLive.com (http://www.valleynewslive.com/story/19545211/ndsu-campus-evacuated-after-bomb-threat), from Fargo, N.D., the university set out this alert on its website:
"This is an emergency message from North Dakota State University. NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m. This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus. This also includes the downtown buildings and agricultural facilities. NDSU received a bomb threat, prompting this evacuation. Updates will follow. "
Update at 11:45 a.m. ET: The University of Texas at Austin says on Twitter (http://https//twitter.com/UTAustin/status/246630711770087424): "Buildings being checked/cleared. Stay away from buildings. No decision on afternoon classes/activities. Next update at 10:45am."

Update at 11:41 a.m. ET: "NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m.," the NDSU alert reads, according to the Star-Tribune reports. (http://www.startribune.com/local/169772846.html?refer=y) "This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus. The university is located in Fargo, N.D.

Update at 11:39 a.m. ET: Officials at UT-Austin say no bombs have been found.

Update at 11:31 a.m. ET: North Dakota State U. orders all employees, students off campus after receiving bomb threat, the Associated Press reports.

Update at 11:14 a.m. ET: KXAN-TV reports that the university's Director of Communications, Rhonda Weldon, says the university got a call around 8:35 a.m. local time from a male with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus.

The caller claimed to be from the al-Qaeda terrorist organization and that the bombs would go off in 90 minutes, KXAN reports.

President Williams Powers has been notified, and officials arenow evacuating all of the buildings out of an abundance of caution.

Update at 11:12 a.m. ET:A UT official tells the American-Statesman (http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/blotter/entries/2012/09/14/ut_campus_under_evacuation_ord.html?cxntcid=breaking_news) that the university had received multiple bomb threats to multiple buildings.

Rausch
09-14-2012, 10:24 AM
I see a few white guys looking to get out of class...

mikey23545
09-14-2012, 10:27 AM
Is it true all Jewish students skipped class today?

Sofa King
09-14-2012, 10:28 AM
I see a few white guys looking to get out of class...

http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/091/284/eso_es_racista.gif

gblowfish
09-14-2012, 10:38 AM
OK, I can see bombing Texas, but North Dakota State???? What would be the point?

Stanley Nickels
09-14-2012, 10:53 AM
It's not even close to Finals Week!

Bump
09-14-2012, 10:54 AM
my high school received multiple bomb threats. We loved it.

Mr. Plow
09-14-2012, 10:55 AM
MU/TAM fans?










Sorry.

Spongeblack Bobtard
09-14-2012, 10:58 AM
OK, I can see bombing Texas, but North Dakota State???? What would be the point?

Well, if it were terrorists, the point would be that the death toll would be higher I guess. North Dakota probably dosn't have the resources that Texas would have to respond to a large scale bombing.

TEX
09-14-2012, 11:08 AM
My nephew goes to UT. He called me a couple hours ago and told me what was going on. He said he was going to take his Wave Runner out to Lake Travis since classes were cancelled. LOL! Not a care in the world - I remember those days...

loochy
09-14-2012, 11:35 AM
No bombs went off. If someone actually planted a bomb they wouldn't call it in...

loochy
09-14-2012, 11:36 AM
religion of peace!


/DC

bevischief
09-14-2012, 11:40 AM
I haven't heard any bombs go off yet. I work about 2 miles from NDSU. I will be over there here in about an hour.

Reerun_KC
09-14-2012, 11:42 AM
religion of peace!


/DC

Why drag the Catholics into this.

loochy
09-14-2012, 11:43 AM
Why drag the Catholics into this.

i was talking about teh j00s

Thig Lyfe
09-14-2012, 11:44 AM
The thought of having to live another day in North Dakota is probably terrorizing enough. The truly evil act committed by the terrorists in this situation was giving them hope that they might be able to escape their wretched existences.

bevischief
09-14-2012, 12:02 PM
This is an emergency message from North Dakota State University.

NDSU campus police have reopened campus as of 1 p.m. Classes and full operation will resume at 2 p.m. Over the next hour, university police will be unlocking buildings. As always, students, faculty and staff may choose not to return if travel is a concern.

Reerun_KC
09-14-2012, 12:04 PM
i was talking about teh j00s

You sure you arent talking about the Crusaders?

Cornstock
09-14-2012, 12:22 PM
You sure you arent talking about the Crusaders?

Hez takkin bout teh j00s hoo kilt jezuz.



Apologies for that.

Reerun_KC
09-14-2012, 01:18 PM
Hez takkin bout teh j00s hoo kilt jezuz.



Apologies for that.
So a Rabbi, a Priest and a Nun walk into a bar?

KChiefer
09-14-2012, 01:27 PM
A Priest and a Rabbi walk past a kid on the street.

The Priest says, "Lets F*** him!"

The Rabbi replies, "Outta what?"

Ace Gunner
09-14-2012, 01:33 PM
we should just bomb everyone & give democracy.

notorious
09-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Somebody wanted a 3 day weekend.