Bomb Threat Closes Central Texas Campus

Navarro College (File)

CORSICANA (February 20, 2013)—The Corsicana campus of Navarro College closed Wednesday evening and will remain closed through Thursday because of a bomb threat.

Students, faculty and staff were advised to remain away from the main campus.

“All students, faculty, and staff are asked to remain off campus until an all clear is given,” the alert said.

“Residence hall students are asked to remain in their dorms until an all clear is signaled,” the alert said.

Meals will be served in the school’s dining hall and off-campus classes will be held as scheduled, the alert said.

Navarro college has a total of about 10,000 full- and part-time students and offers programs not only on the main campus in Corsicana, but also in Mexia, Midlothian and Waxahachie.

Earlier Wednesday in response to a bomb threat, Texas A&M University officials issued a “Code Maroon” safety alert and closed Kyle Field and nearby buildings, evacuating about 700 people.

The threat was written on the wall of a nonacademic campus facility, officials said.