NDSU orders campus evacuated due to bomb threat

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 14 at 11:45 AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The president of North Dakota State University says a campus evacuation is complete.

NDSU ordered all employees and students to leave campus Friday after receiving a bomb threat.

President Dean Bresciani (brush-SHAW'-nee) says the main campus was evacuated, along with the school's downtown campus and its agricultural facilities. He says it's difficult to evacuate 20,000 people immediately, but most of the evacuation happened within a matter of minutes.

Bresciani says students and workers were alerted by email and phone messages.

The University of Texas at Austin also ordered an evacuation after receiving a bomb threat Friday. It is not known if the two threats are related.

More than 14,000 students are enrolled at NDSU.

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