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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
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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To: txmissy
>>>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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To: ken in texas

Once the armchair terrorist is caught, there needs to be another Aggie bonfire with the terrorist on top!


21 posted on 10/19/2012 10:26:20 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: txmissy
What is UP with all of these bomb threats?!?!

It seems that more and more of them are occurring when it's not final exam season.

22 posted on 10/19/2012 10:26:41 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: mbarker12474
As far as I know students and faculty were told to evacuate the campus.

I am not privy to the actual words in the threat so will not speculate whether or not the evacuation was "proper".

23 posted on 10/19/2012 10:27:47 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: Fresh Wind

Mid-terms were last week.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 10:27:52 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: mbarker12474

The students were told to walk off campus as quickly as possible and get as far away as possible.

They probably don’t want the to get their cars because they would be stipuck in traffic on campus if everyone did that.

My son is a freshman there.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: ken in texas

Terrorists don’t give warnings. Whatever this is it’s not a terrorist incident unless they are just probing


26 posted on 10/19/2012 10:45:17 AM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: luckystarmom
They probably don’t want the to get their cars because they would be stipuck in traffic on campus if everyone did that.

Plus, because of the nonspecific nature of the phoned-in threat, they can't legally ignore the possibility of a car bomb.

I work for A&M, but my office is about four blocks off campus, so I don't get the rest of the day off. Sigh.

27 posted on 10/19/2012 10:46:22 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: ken in texas

Best source for official updates:

http://emergency.tamu.edu/


28 posted on 10/19/2012 10:47:32 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: luckystarmom

Yesterday, there was a bomb threat at UMass Boston.


29 posted on 10/19/2012 10:47:51 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: ken in texas

Our granddaughter called and told us that they said a man was on campus claiming to have a bomb. She was able to get off campus in her pickup, and is now picking up friends who were not able to get to their vehicles and taking them to their homes. Traffic was already heavy as LSU fans and TAMU fans are coming in for the game tomorrow. Prayers, please, for everyone’s safety and that they will catch this loonie.


30 posted on 10/19/2012 10:50:03 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

So far my son is just taking it calmly. He’s happy a class with a quiz got cancelled.

We’re in California, so I’m probably more nervous than him.


31 posted on 10/19/2012 10:55:14 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom
He’s happy a class with a quiz got cancelled.

That's likely to get him on the suspect list. :-)

32 posted on 10/19/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Thanks for posting the Code Maroon link.


33 posted on 10/19/2012 11:01:26 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: IC Ken

It wasn’t OWS, that was Jim Quinn or someone else speculating.


34 posted on 10/19/2012 11:01:43 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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To: mbarker12474

I agree with you; call them on their bluff. Anyone who possesses a real bomb never announces it before detonating it. That only happens in movies.

Seriously, can anyone recall even one incident where a bomb threat ended up being related to an actual bomb? I certainly can’t.


35 posted on 10/19/2012 11:05:24 AM PDT by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: PghBaldy
I had forgotten who it was- it was supposedly a Scottish separatist, who's in a wheelchair. VERY bizarre.

Name of U of Pitt suspect is Adam Busby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Busby

36 posted on 10/19/2012 11:05:48 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I think he is high on the list because he’s from California!


37 posted on 10/19/2012 11:06:18 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: ken in texas

My best friend’s son is there. I sent her an emergency email.


38 posted on 10/19/2012 11:12:15 AM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: ken in texas
News reports stated the recent threat at UT Austin was made by “a man with a middle eastern accent”.

Most likely some loser jihadist wannabe punk ass over here on a student visa.

39 posted on 10/19/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT by Gabrial
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To: ken in texas; Morgana

wolf crying?

Maybe trying to get people to stop believing the threats until a real one happens?


40 posted on 10/19/2012 11:48:40 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: carriage_hill

I’m going with idiot copy cats making prank calls. However, you know terrorists are keeping any eye on these and maybe starting to make the calls themselves. Once the schools and students get tired of it and don’t evacuate, then it’ll be 9/11 all over again. A few weeks ago, when the University of Texas at Austin had to evacuate, the students were milling around campus all unconcerned. After officals said they were going to investigate every nook and cranny, they declared the campus open again within less than two hours. There’s no way they could have given the green light on one building in two hours much less a huge campus.


41 posted on 10/19/2012 11:53:27 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: ken in texas

Just read Easterwood Airport is shut down.


42 posted on 10/19/2012 11:58:28 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: mbarker12474

My Human A&P class suffered through bomb threats for every test. The instructor stopped it by sitting us down outside and handing us our tests. Didn’t have another threat during her test time again.


43 posted on 10/19/2012 12:11:07 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: bgill

I think you’re right, for now. Yet, I still believe there are thousands of sleeper terrorists, hiding in plain sight here (Dearborn etc), just waiting for SHTF in the ME with Israel vs Iran, and they’ll get their “go orders” for “soft targets” in the US, Canada, Europe etc.

That site was working yesterday; wonder what happened? It’s got some great articles/facts/documents on it.


44 posted on 10/19/2012 12:15:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Have you gotten anymore information? One of my friends that lives in College Station is picking up my son.

My Aggie Network is alive and working today!!


45 posted on 10/19/2012 12:41:02 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom

Here’s the latest Code Maroon:

Code Maroon
Events planned for campus this evening have not been cancelled. Facilities being searched to insure safety for those events. 2:30pm


46 posted on 10/19/2012 12:52:42 PM PDT by txmissy
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Thanks to the FReeper that clued in the Mods for the status update to the title.


47 posted on 10/19/2012 3:50:35 PM 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: All

10/19/2012 9:49 PM

http://www.soldierhugs.com/confirmed-action-alert/


48 posted on 10/20/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: ken in texas

Jared Taylor is scheduled to speak at Texas A & M on October 23rd.
http://www.amren.com/jared-taylor-to-speak-at-texas-am/


49 posted on 10/20/2012 2:05:16 PM PDT by River Hawk
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