Bomb Threats Force Evacuation Of Texas University Campus

HOUSTON (April 11, 2013)--The University of St. Thomas evacuated its campus near downtown Houston Thursday morning after receiving bomb threats.

The university's website first informed students just after 8:30 a.m. on Thursday that classes scheduled for the library would be moved because of the bomb threats, but an hour later an update told students to evacuate the campus immediately as the threats were investigated.

“Take your personal property and EVACUATE all buildings immediately. Do not pull the fire alarm. Events and classes are suspended until further notice. All students, faculty and staff should stay away from campus until notified that it is safe to return,” the website advisory said.

St. Thomas, the only Catholic university in Houston, has more than 3,700 students.