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Fri October 19, 2012
Updated: Texas A&M Re-Opens After Campus Bomb Threat
Update: Texas A&M University police say the school's campus has reopened after an emailed bomb threat prompted an evacuation and building-by-building search.
A&M Police Lt. Allan Baron says officials still are searching some buildings Friday afternoon, but no bombs have been found and people are being allowed to come back on campus.
Baron says the bomb threat was received by email at around 11 a.m. by the university's computing information services center.
Texas A&M University ordered all students, faculty and staff to evacuate campus today after the school received a bomb threat.
The evacuation order was posted on the College Station university's website as a "Code Maroon" warning. It directed those on campus to immediately evacuate by foot and to not use a vehicle. The school said all classes were canceled and the evacuation would remain in effect until further notice.
Texas A&M spokesman Lane Stephenson said the school received a telephoned bomb threat at about 11:30 a.m. He didn't immediately have any other information about the threat. The school posted on its emergency website shortly before 1 p.m. that the "investigation of threat continues."
Officer Rhonda Seaton, a spokeswoman for College Station Police, said her department was assisting with traffic control around campus but had no further details about the threat.
Texas A&M has more than 50,000 students, according to the school's website.
Last month, telephoned bomb threats at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as ones made to campuses in North Dakota and Ohio prompted tens of thousands of people to evacuate. No bombs were found at any of those campuses.
KUT in Austin is keeping tabs on the situation and has the latest.