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Classes go on through bomb threat at Texas State

Classes go on through bomb threat at Texas State

Texas State University
Classes go on at Texas State because the bomb threat is so specific.

Texas State University is the latest college to be hit by a bomb threat.

But classes are going on in San Marcos even as an Austin bomb squad rushes to the campus. University officials say that this threat is specific enough — unlike many of the other threats recently received at places like the University of Texas — that suspending classes is not necessary.

The threat was directed at the admissions building, which has been evacuated, along with two other nearby dorms — Tower Hall and San Jacinto Hall. In an emergency message sent out to students and faculty, Texas State officials say they have created an 800-foot "safety perimeter" around the admissions building.

The bomb threat was received by a Houston-based admissions counselor who works out of her home at 7:21 a.m. Thursday morning. It came via email. The employee told her supervisors, who alerted the police. The FBI quickly became involved and are also on the scene.