September 14th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

No bombs found after evacuations at 2 universities

[Updated at 1:51 p.m. ET] No explosives were found at two U.S. universities that had ordered evacuations after they received bomb threats Friday morning, officials said.

The evacuations happened at the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University. People were allowed back into the University of Texas buildings at noon CT Friday, though Friday's classes have been canceled, the school said on its website.

Police and federal authorities, including a bomb squad, investigated the Texas threats. A University of Texas police spokesman told CNN that "it was a general bomb threat on campus." A university spokeswoman told CNN affiliate KXAN that a male claiming to be with al Qaeda called the university and said that bombs were placed all over campus, and that they would go off at about 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET).

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About 51,000 students attend the flagship university, which is located in central Texas. University spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon said that at any time up to 70,000 people could be on campus.

North Dakota State University told its students and employees to leave campus entirely by 10:15 a.m. CT, according to its website. A NDSU official later said that the campus had been swept, and classes would resume at 2 p.m. CT.

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  1. toughcool

    If this was Al Queda there would be no phone call to make sure you file out of your buildings before anything goes off.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tully

    This happened at Pitt over 100 times last spring semester, I barely heard anything on the news. what gives?

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • UH Go Coogs

      Last spring was not a election year

      September 14, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joseph

    Somebody didn't want to take their test today. Because we all know Al Qaeda would call in a bomb threat.... Right? They may be terrorist, but at least they're not rude.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • ad

      It's college, if you don't want to go to class you just don't go.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Whirlwinder

    Evacuation of the entire campus of UT. Do we want to live like this forever? Islam is in America and we will unless we reform immigration and excise Islam from our country.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Captain Obvious

    Here's a clue. If al-quaida had planted bombs all over a school campus, they wouldn't call and tell you they did so and when they were going to go off.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Devil's Advocate

      Obviously the ones who are responsible for such acts wouldn't be the ones calling to alert people; it would be someone who knows about the act that sees the wrong in it and, out of concern and good judgment, would want to alert anyone who may potentially be affected by such harm.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Chemical Castration®

      Al-Qaeda is famous for allowing the innocent bystanders to get away! They are such a kind terrorist group. They deserve a hug for being so nice about this.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nise

    Seriously? Every Aggie (including myself) I know is sending prayers for UT right now. The two schools may be long-time rivals, but its a respectful rivalry. Especially in times like this.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Thank you – as the mom of a UT Freshman, I appreciate your kindness. Bless you.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TexasSweetie

    Oh yea, sounds just like Al Qaeda. Those guys, always calling ahead before they blow Hades outta people.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • ameee

      yes, they are polite that way........NOT

      September 14, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Randall

      Who would want to bomb anything in texas?

      September 14, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • truth1117

      I know right! Who would want to hurt the live music capitol of the world??? Even extremists enjoy great live music.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • stinkybritches

      this has Mississippi Black Bears written all over it.....cheatin trash

      September 14, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  8. artdcat

    North Dakota State University in Fargo is being evacuated for a bomb threat as well!!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • bb

      Dont worry Oblunder and the crew are on it. OOOOps i forgot hes parting with jay -z today. well good luck

      September 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rob

    Getting difficult for me to take these things seriously. The boy who cried wolf ramped up on explosives ...

    September 14, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeB

      That's exactly what they want. When you get complacent and don't react is when they will be for real.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. ND

    North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND is also evacuating.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Corey

    Dude, shut up! Your giving Aggies a bad name. Idiot!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • EC

      Just like your lack of grammar does!

      September 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chemical Castration®

      Report him.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ty

    Same threats at NDSU campus citing bomb threats! http://www.ndsu.edu Wishing everyone a save evac!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. noteabags

    Whenever I see "texas" and "evacuate" in the same sentence, I think guns.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  14. JoshC

    As an Aggie graduate it is disturbing that another Aggie would post such a hateful comment. I hope you are truly not an Aggie and you need to grow up!

    September 14, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Ralph M

    Here we go. Time to fill a few more magazines, and upgrade my pistol of choice i carry. Bring out the clowns.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
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