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Evacuation ordered at Texas A&M [Update: "Campus is reopened. Uncleared bldgs still closed."]
WFAA TV Web site ^ | October 19, 2012 11:50 AM | MARJORIE OWENS & MATT GOODMAN

Posted on 10/19/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT by ken in texas

COLLEGE STATION - A bomb threat has led to an evacuation at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The university asked students to evacuate "by foot immediately" at around 11:34 a.m. A witness at the scene said students were calmly and slowly evacuating the area.

The evacuation comes a day after Texas State University was evacuated after receiving a similar threat. Three buildings on the campus in San Marcos were evacuated around 9:40, but students were later around to return in the early afternoon.

More details to come.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bombthreat; evacuation
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This is just breaking around our area, not much additional info yet.
1 posted on 10/19/2012 10:01:52 AM PDT by ken in texas
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To: ken in texas

What is UP with all of these bomb threats?!?! Whoever’s doing it, I hope they catch them and prosecute to the fullest extent.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: txmissy; GeronL

Someone with a sick sense of humor.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 10:05:07 AM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

It’s gonna be very busy around there tomorrow. Playing LSU. BIG game.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: ken in texas

Right before the big game, tomorrow, against LSU. Prayers up.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 10:07:39 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ken in texas

Just saw this; called my daughter she is at home and hasn’t left for her afternoon class yet.

Prayers for the safety of the other students.


6 posted on 10/19/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: ken in texas

So the students are to go outside and gather around the spot where the bomb is planted?

I’m inclined to tell the caller to go ahead and push the detonator right now. We will evacuate after the bomb goes off. Demonstrate that you actually have a bomb, otherwise, I’m going back to work.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: txmissy
"It’s gonna be very busy around there tomorrow. Playing LSU. BIG game."

Curiously, LSU had a similar threat called in just a few weeks ago.

8 posted on 10/19/2012 10:11:32 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ken in texas
We had these dailey for a few weeks in Pittsburgh.
I believe they were attributed to the OWS crowd.
9 posted on 10/19/2012 10:12:03 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: ken in texas

Mid-terms?


10 posted on 10/19/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: ken in texas

Wow, prayers that all get away safely and it is just an empty threat.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 10:13:44 AM PDT by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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To: txmissy
What is UP with all of these bomb threats?!?!

It's a common college stunt done by students who aren't prepared to take an important test. Before 9-11, it was just a local story and rarely noticed because it was 99% hoax.

Now, it's a big deal just like when anyone walks on campus brandishing a gun. There was a time when it was no big deal.

12 posted on 10/19/2012 10:14:11 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: mbarker12474

My friend is there getting ready for tailgating. Said they won’t let them leave in vehicles, only on foot.

So, they’re just walking as far as they can.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 10:14:33 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: Joe 6-pack

Well, one thing we can be sure of is that the bomb threat didn’t come from the LSU football team. They have no idea what a bomb is.


14 posted on 10/19/2012 10:15:43 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Times are definitely much different now. Not just 911, but flat out crazy people.


15 posted on 10/19/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: ken in texas; All
Asymmetrical warfare "soft targets" practice.
16 posted on 10/19/2012 10:15:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Morgana; txmissy

A very sick sense of humor. The escalation of what is done as a “prank” is very disturbing. Of course, I don’t discount the possibility that groups that hate our country are behind it.


17 posted on 10/19/2012 10:18:04 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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>>>What is UP with all of these bomb threats?!?! Whoever’s doing it, I hope they catch them and prosecute to the fullest extent.

There was one in my hometown a couple of months ago...at the highschool...and there was one yesterday at Wal-Mart in a town just south of me (by 10 miles).

Either someone is being VERY bold with a sick sense of humor...or terrorists are probing...checking out evac and response times.

18 posted on 10/19/2012 10:19:53 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Texas56

I know what you mean. My neighbor’s daughter is a Junior there, and many other friends have kids at A&M also.


19 posted on 10/19/2012 10:20:05 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: ken in texas

This is mild compared to “swatting”, and will never go away. The first time people die in a bombing in which a warning had been received and ignored, the host site will be sued into oblivion.

I realized this one day when I was in Manhattan a few years after 9/11 for a seminar; I was asked to open my trunk by a parking-garage attendant to check for explosives. At that point I saw that these changes are permanent; they will never go away.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 10:22:45 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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