UT-Austin, North Dakota State University evacuated after bomb threats
By Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News
Two big universities -- University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University in Fargo -- evacuated all of their buildings early Friday after receiving bomb threats.
"Evacuation due to threats on campus. Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible. More information to come," a message from 10:11 a.m. local time on the University of Texas's emergency webpage read.
Meanwhile, in Fargo, North Dakota State students and employees were ordered to leave their campus by 10:15 a.m. after the school received the threat, ValleyNewsLive.com reported.The university said via its Twitter account that buildings were being "checked/cleared," and then later tweeted, "Time specified in phone threat has passed but we have not yet cleared all buildings. Decision to resume operations & classes will come shortly."
It was unclear if there was a connection between the two bomb threats.
The University of Texas, one of the largest public universities in the U.S., has more than 50,000 students. NDSU has more than 14,000 students.
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