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    Campus Threats Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    AUSTIN -
    A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of all buildings on the University of Texas campus in Austin.
    According to Rhonda Weldon, communications director for the University's Operations office, "At 8:35 a.m. the university received a call from a male with a middle eastern accent claiming to have placed bombs all over campus. He said he was with Al Qaeda and these bombs would go off in 90 minutes. President Powers was notified and it was decided to evacuate all of the buildings out of an abundance of caution."



    North Dakota State also received similar threats and evacuated their campus.

    Campus threats evacuate all buildings on UT Austin campus - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com
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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    I never got the logic behind bomb threats, either it's some jackass on campus thinking he's a funny bugger, or it's some dude in the Middle East trying to cause a ruckus.

    Either way you still have to take the precautions that were taken in this case, but 99.9% of the time it's a pretty clear sign there is no bombs.

    If you really wanted to bomb a place... wouldn't exactly warn people about it would you?

    Edit: In South Africa as a child our school received several bomb threats a year... every single time it turned out to be one of our students who had said it.

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    I hope all are safe and this was only a hoax perpetrated by morons.
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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    The shear dynamics of an evacuation are dumbfounding. UT Austin, as of 2008, had over 50k students enrolled,and the grounds are not only huge, but pretty closely positioned to several major businesses.
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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I never got the logic behind bomb threats, either it's some jackass on campus thinking he's a funny bugger, or it's some dude in the Middle East trying to cause a ruckus.

    Either way you still have to take the precautions that were taken in this case, but 99.9% of the time it's a pretty clear sign there is no bombs.

    If you really wanted to bomb a place... wouldn't exactly warn people about it would you?

    Edit: In South Africa as a child our school received several bomb threats a year... every single time it turned out to be one of our students who had said it.
    I've never understood it either Jet. As an elementary school student in Los Angeles, I spent a couple long days on the black top waiting as my school was searched for bombs. It sucked and later I thought, what did the guy who did it, get out of it. I guess just jollies from stirring up the kids, staff and police.

    A bomb threat was posted on the door of one of my kid's schools and then the next day a call to that one and another close by were phoned in. That really pissed me off. I wasn't allowed to get my child. The parent club donated cameras for the doorways and a sheriff was assigned to guard, patrol and be a presence in both schools. They also instituted drills for the school district in case of a sniper, since one of the threats included shooting kids.

    Again, what does anyone get out of threatening kids?
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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I never got the logic behind bomb threats, either it's some jackass on campus thinking he's a funny bugger, or it's some dude in the Middle East trying to cause a ruckus.

    Either way you still have to take the precautions that were taken in this case, but 99.9% of the time it's a pretty clear sign there is no bombs.

    If you really wanted to bomb a place... wouldn't exactly warn people about it would you?

    Edit: In South Africa as a child our school received several bomb threats a year... every single time it turned out to be one of our students who had said it.
    They apparently have the mindset of a potty training toddler. It's their version of "look mom, I went potty", even if they haven't.

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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    Again, what does anyone get out of threatening kids?
    People are screwed up... Some more than others.

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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    People are screwed up... Some more than others.
    Bottom line, that is the sad truth.
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    There is a school very close to mine where a student faked a bomb threat during final exams because they wanted more time to study. They instead got arrested.
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    Re: Campus Threads Evacuate all Buildings on UT Austin Campus

    Why do it on a Friday when there is no school?

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