UT-Austin President: Thanks for Patience, We're Safe

Entire university was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in


At the press conference moments ago with campus and Austin city officials, University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers said the campus wasn't evacuated shortly after the bomb threat was made at 8:35 a.m. because "we have a very sophisticated crisis management team and safety team" that evaluates "the credibility of the situation." After working with city, state and federal officials, campus officials "got to the point where we thought the prudent thing to do was clear our buildings," which was done via social media, the campus website and emergency sirens on campus.