AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State University were reopened after shutting down Friday due to bomb threats, university officials said.
University of Texas officials said in a statement the school received a phoned-in bomb threat "from a male with a middle eastern accent, claiming to have placed bombs all over campus," and that the bombs would be detonated in 90 minutes. The school president was notified and a decision was made to close the campus, the Austin American-Statesman reported Friday.
The order "Immediately evacuate ALL buildings and get as far away as possible" was posted on the University of Texas website, USA Today reported.
The campus reopened at noon after authorities determined there was no threat, a university spokeswoman said. Although buildings were reopened, classes were canceled for the day.
North Dakota State University in Fargo ordered employees and students off its campus at 10:15 a.m. after a bomb threat as well. Fargo Police Department Lt. Joel Vettel said federal authorities responded to the threat.
A university official said the campus had been swept and classes were to resume at 2 p.m., CNN reported.
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