Bomb scares strike two college campuses
Posted at: 09/14/2012 4:08 PM
| Updated at: 09/14/2012 4:15 PM
It was a tense Friday morning in Texas and in North Dakota as two college campuses cleared-out after similar warnings of an attack.
There were two calls at about the same time this morning. Both warning of bombs planted on two college campuses about a thousand miles apart.
The University of Texas in Austin.
"We had a threat of an explosive or a group of explosives," said Bill Powers, President of the University of Texas.
And North Dakota State, in Fargo.
"The campus evacuated in a timely and orderly fashion, this is a scenario we have practiced and planned for and unfortunately are having to put into practice right now," said Dean Bresciani, President of North Dakota State University.
As students faculty and staff moved out at both schools, local swat teams and federal agents rushed in, securing and searching several buildings across each campus.
And within a few hours, sounding the all clear in both Fargo and Austin.
"We are extremely confident that he campus is safe. We are allowing people back into the buildings," Powers said.
Back, but not completely confident that the tense morning at both schools was just a coincidence - a threat both local and federal officers are still investigating.
Investigators in both states say they have some very strong leads in each case.
There is still no indication the two incidents are related.