LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Officials from Texas Tech University say the emergency alert issued at 1:05 p.m. is a false alarm
Just moments later, another alert was issued by the Texas Tech Police Department.
The original alert stated:
“This is an emergency notification from the Texas Tech Police Department. An immediate evacuation of the Texas Tech University campus is required. Immediately evacuate all buildings and move to an off-campus location with personal belongings. Buses will be rerouted. Further updates to come. For more information, go to emergency.ttu.edu.”
Texas Tech released this statement around 2 p.m.:
As part of routine training on the TechAlert Emergency Communications System, an inadvertent campus evacuation was released to the Texas Tech University campus.
University staff trains on the TechAlert system regularly to ensure preparedness to alert the campus in the event of an emergency. As part of this training, a staff member mistakenly released the campus evacuation.