Parts of Texas State University Evacuated After Bomb Threat

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Thursday, Oct 18, 2012  |  Updated 1:34 PM CDT
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Bomb Threat Over at Texas State University

Devin Crutcher via Twitter

Student tweeted a picture of students waiting near the street during the bomb threat at Texas State University.

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Parts of Texas State University in San Marcos were evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat at the admissions building. The emergency wsa canceled at noon.

According to the school's website the university evacuated and closed the admissions building, the evacuation area also included The Tower and San Jacinto Hall two residence halls near the building as part of an 800-foot safety perimeter.

The University Police Department said it was consulting with the FBI, the Austin Bomb Squad as well as other law enforcement agencies.

Everyone was told to stay away from the area.

The university said the threat was delivered via email at 7:21 a.m. to a Houston-area admissions counselor who works at home. The admissions counselor then notified her supervisors who alerted the university police.

The university said because of the nature of the threat classes were not canceled.

Students sent in photos of a road blocked off by police on the campus and red LED signs scrolling the message of a bomb threat on campus.

Texas State journalism professor Dr. Ray Niekamp told NBC 5 the university also sent alerts to computers on the campus Internet network.

The university sent out an alert to mobile subscribers urging people to stay away from the admissions building as well.

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