“Students, faculty and staff from UT Austin were evacuated this morning due to a bomb threat on campus. President Bill Powers, his staff and the UT and Austin Police forces responded quickly and appropriately to ensure the safety and protection of everyone on campus. UT officials coordinated with the City of Austin, UT System police as well as state and federal officials, to make sure people were out of harm's way and to thoroughly sweep the campus for any signs of danger. Thankfully, none were found and it appears the call was a hoax.
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our students and the people who go to work every day to serve them. We understand that events like this are frightening for parents, family and friends of students and university personnel and we want to express our thanks to President Powers and law enforcement for their quick reaction and commitment to the UT Austin community.”
Wm. Eugene ”Gene” Powell
Chairman, UT System Board of Regents
Francisco Cigarroa, M.D.