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Univeristy of Texas at Austin has issued evacuation of campus

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Heard about it on the radio. No details yet. This was on the school newspapers Facebook page:

    FROM UT EMERGENCY ALERT: Evacuation Due to threats on campus immediately evacuate all buildings get as far away from the buildings as possible. Further information to come
  2. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/threat-evacuates-all-of-ut-campus

    AUSTIN (KXAN) - The University of Texas is evacuating all of its buildings due to threats on campus.

    "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 Qaeda and that these bombs would go off in 90 minutes.

    President Williams Powers has been notified, and officials are now evacuating all of the buildings out of an abundance of caution.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I would bet that someone is going to prison for a hoax.

    If Al Qaeda had done this, they definitely would call and tell them prior to. They would just blow them up and kill as many people as possible.
  4. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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  5. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Probably a kid that had a test that he wasn't prepared for or something of the sorts.
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    North Dakota State University in Fargo was also evacuated this morning due to bomb threats.
  7. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I'm from North Dakota and have friends that go there.

    WTH is going on today? Is this like National Call in a bomb threat day?
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    No, but yesterday was "go out and party way to damn hard day" and now the students are way to hung over to take their tests. :laugh2:
  9. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    Man that makes me worried about what they are willing to do to get out of November test, if they are doing this for just September test.
  10. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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  11. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    IF we had used a nuke on that mountain back in October 2001, things would be so much better now
  12. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Doubtful. The snake just keeps growing new heads. It is no longer just one guy and it never was.
  13. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I was headed to campus when I got this news.
  14. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    Yeah, telling them before would kind of defeat the purpose.
  15. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    Hope everything is okay I have an older brother and sister who go to UT.
  16. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    Ha. My dad's from Elgin, North Dakota. He went to UND. I love it up there. I haven't been in like 12 years.
  17. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    The IRA aka civilized terrorists tended to to do that, but yeah I agree, telling someone you are going to blow them up defeats the entire purpose of doing it.
  18. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    This. Someone gets it, anyway.

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