Fri October 19, 2012
A&M Evacuated Amid Bomb Threat (Updated)
Updated 4:15pm: The A&M campus is now reopened, according to the university's emergency website:
While Texas A&M University remains closed for normal operations, students, faculty and staff will be allowed back on campus to retrieve their personal items and vehicles starting at 4pm. It has been five hours since the initial threat was received, and the investigation is still ongoing. Other areas are still being searched. The high traffic areas including the residence halls, MSC, Reed Arena, Kyle Field have been cleared. All essential personnel and those involved in this evening's activities need to report as scheduled. If employees have any questions, they should contact their supervisor for further instructions.
Transportation Services has resumed regularly scheduled transit service from the MSC and Trigon for both on and off-campus routes.
Updated 1:02pm: A&M says the investigation into this morning's bomb threat continues:
Code Maroon: Investigation of threat continues. No additional information available at this time. Continue to avoid campus. 12:52pm
EARLIER: Texas A&M in College Station is evacuating its entire campus, after a bomb threat.
The university issued the initial order through its Code Maroon system at 11:34 a.m.
Code Maroon: Bomb threat received for campus in general. Evacuate campus by foot immediately. Do not use a vehicle. 11:34am
Another message at 11:40am said all classes are canceled. Further instructions came from the school's emergency website:
The University has received a campus-wide bomb threat. We are asking all students, faculty, and staff to evacuate campus as quickly and as safely as possible by foot. Do not use a vehicle at this time. This evacuation is effective immediately until further notice.
Persons on main campus please proceed north to Church Street or South towards Anderson Street.