North Dakota State, University of Texas at Austin orders campus evacuated due to bomb threat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas says all university buildings have been cleared and are reopening after a bomb threat prompted an evacuation of the Austin campus.

The university posted on its website that all classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day Friday but other university activities will resume by 5 p.m.

The school had issued and alert shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling people to immediately evacuate all campus buildings and "get as far away as possible" after the school received a phoned-in bomb threat.

NDSU issued a statement shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling all employees and students to leave campus within a half-hour because of a bomb threat. Students in residence halls have been told to walk to locations off campus. No other details were given.

About 51,000 students attend the flagship university, which is located in central Texas. More than 14,000 students are enrolled at NDSU.

Oklahoma State University posted this message on their website in response to what was going on at UT and NDSU:

Oklahoma State University is aware of the threats made on a few university campuses this morning. We are monitoring the situation and are in direct contact with the proper state and national authorities.

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