We have no word on whether or not these two incidents are linked or just pure coincidence, but both the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University were evacuated this morning after receiving a bomb threat.
UT got a call around 8:35 a.m. from a man with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to be a rep from al-Qaeda and threatened that bombs on campus would explode in 90 minutes!
Campus officials took immediate action through every medium possible to make sure the students and staff were safe. A Twitter message read:
Way up north, NDSU required students and employees on ANY part of the campus — including dormitories, downtown buildings and agricultural facilities — to evacuate by 10:15 a.m. so that the bomb threat could be investigated.
As far as we know, no bombs have gone off or have been discovered, but what a horrible way to start off the weekend!
Most recently, the Texas school has decided "all activities except classes will resume at 5 p.m. Buildings may be reentered at noon."
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