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Micha Vengeance Way 2012/09/14 16:21:08


UT Bomb Threat Update

University of Texas' main campus was evacuated this morning


By Monica Riese, 10:34AM, Fri. Sep. 14



The main campus of the University of Texas was evacuated this morning after a campus-wide bomb threat was called in. Here's what we know so far, and check this space often, as we'll try to update as we learn more.

8:35am: UT received a phone call from a man who claimed he was affiliated with al Qaeda and that he had placed bombs throughout the school's campus that would go off in 90 minutes.

9:53am: UT sent a text alert to students, faculty, and staff, urging them to evacuate all buildings on campus.

10:25am: The university announced via its Twitter account that all buildings were being checked and cleared, that no decision had been made regarding the status of afternoon classes, and that a further update would arrive at 10:45am.

10:45am Latest Tweet from UT: The time mentioned in the warning has now passed. However, UT has still not cleared all the buildings, and has not yet made a decision on when normal operations will resume.

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  • brian.southworth.921 2012/09/14 16:25:14
    brian.southworth.921
    +3
    Sounds like a false threat. Besides, the MO of most terrorist cells( that includes any and all of them) is to bomb first and then claim it after the fact.

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  • me 2012/09/14 19:09:41
    me
    +1
    hope all's okay now. Can't take chances I suppose. I've been through some bomb threats/scares and they disrupt everything..the intent of the tool who phones them in, I suppose.
  • Keith 2012/09/14 18:59:52
    Keith
    +1
    I hope you stay safe and this ends well.
  • RogerCoppock 2012/09/14 17:34:11 (edited)
    RogerCoppock
    +1
    Where was Alex Jones? ;-)
  • Kashee 2012/09/14 17:08:05
    Kashee
    +1
    Micha, my heart is with you and you friends and family. I'm glad you are safe.
  • NYCbrit 2012/09/14 16:53:24
    NYCbrit
    +1
    Do you know if your school will remain on lockdown or are they keeping you guys in the dark?
  • Micha V... NYCbrit 2012/09/14 17:58:17
    Micha Vengeance Way
    +1
    We're out of lockdown, everythings good now.
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/09/14 16:25:14
    brian.southworth.921
    +3
    Sounds like a false threat. Besides, the MO of most terrorist cells( that includes any and all of them) is to bomb first and then claim it after the fact.
  • Micha V... brian.s... 2012/09/14 16:25:55
    Micha Vengeance Way
    Exactly.
  • brian.s... Micha V... 2012/09/14 16:31:20
    brian.southworth.921
    +2
    I live in Va. I go to VCU and ever since the VT shootings our school has implemented now sirens and tests (that are loud and annoying).
    Love fear. Disrupts everything.(note the sarcasm)

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