Woah, scary threat at the University of Texas AND North Dakota State. Heads up to everyone in Fargo or down in Austin. Both campuses are being evacuated out of precaution.
The University of Texas is evacuating all of its buildings due to threats on campus after a caller claiming to be with al-Qaida said he placed bombs all over campus that would go off around 10 a.m. -- which has since passed.
"Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible," read a message posted at 9:53 a.m. on the campus' emergency alert website. "More information to come."
UT Director of Communications Rhonda Weldon said the university got a call around 8:35 a.m. from a male with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus.
He said he was with al-Qaida and that these bombs would go off in 90 minutes.
UPDATE: It looks like everything is clear, according to the official Twitter account. Classes are cancelled for the day, but all other activities will resume at 5 p.m. According to President Powers, "We are confident that campus is safe. This was a joint effort and blessed with local, state, federal officials help."