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Bomb threats at UT Austin and NDSU, callers claim to be al Queda

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AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - Students and staff at University of Texas in Austin and North Dakota State in Fargo were ordered to leave campus after the schools received bomb threats Friday.

UT issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation "due to threats on campus," according to the Associated Press. Director of communications Rhonda Weldon said they received a call at about 8:35 a.m. from a man with a Middle Eastern accent claiming to be with al-Qaeda.

School officials advised people to move as far away as possible.

In Fargo, campus police announced the evacuation through an emergency alert, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

"NDSU is requiring all employees and students to leave campus by 10:15 a.m.," it stated. "This includes residence hall students, who, if necessary, should walk to locations off campus."

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