Texas State University bomb threat

2 residence halls evacuated; Classes continuing as scheduled


SAN MARCOS, Texas - A bomb threat was reported Thursday morning at Texas State University.

According to the university's web site, the admissions building was the center of the bomb threat.

According to TSU spokesman Mark Hendricks, the university's police department is in consultation with the FBI and the Austin Bomb Squad, as well as other law enforcement agencies on campus assisting with the situation.

The university's Twitter account also reported that an evacuation area included Tower .Hall and San Jacinto Hall, two residence halls near the Admissions Building, to create an 800-foot safety perimeter

"Stay away from area. Occupants go to a safe area," the web site stated.

Hendricks said the threat was delivered via email at 7:21 a.m. to a Houston-area admissions counselor who works out of her home.

When the admissions counselor discovered the bomb threat, Hendricks said, she alerted her supervisors who in turn alerted the University Police Department.

Because of the specific nature of the threat, classes are currently continuing as scheduled, Hendricks said. .

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