— A bomb threat has prompted a complete evacuation Friday morning of North Dakota State University in Fargo, campus police announced in an emergency alert.
"NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m.," the alert reads. "This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus."
The alert added that the evacuation also covers the school's downtown buildings and agricultural facilities.
The alert gave no details about the bomb threat, adding that more information would be released later.
Campus police cautioned that law enforcement should not be called about the threat, "in order to permit emergency lines to remain open for emergency calls."
The University of Texas has issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus."
The alert posted shortly before 10 a.m. Friday says people on campus should immediately evacuate all buildings and "get as far away as possible."
University of Texas director of communications Rhonda Weldon says the university received a call about 8:35 a.m. from a man with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to be with al-Qaida. The man said he had placed bombs all over the campus that would go off in 90 minutes.
Wheldon says all the buildings were evacuated at 9:50 a.m. as a precaution.
She says no bombs have been found.