Catholic university in Houston closed after two bomb threats

Two buildings at University of St. Thomas being searched

The University of St. Thomas is closed after the school received two bomb threats. Houston police bomb squad and K9 units are searching the campus right now.

Just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a spokesperson at the school said a bomb threat was received via email for the Doherty Library. The library was evacuated and searched by UST Security Officers.

The library is closed until further notice.

A spokesperson said that a second threat was called in to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office later in the morning. That threat targeted the Link-Lee Mansion. The bomb squad is also searching that building.

The University said they deployed their emergency notification system to faculty, staff and students at 8:31 a.m. and again at 10:09 a.m. and everyone on campus was told to evacuate immediately.

Classes and events have been canceled for the rest of the day. School officials said they take all threats seriously and the safety of students and the campus community is their first priority.



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