Bomb Threat Cancels Class at St. Edward's (UPDATED)

Classes called off until 5pm.

Just a day after the tragedy at Virginia Tech, an admittedly vague bomb threat has canceled classes at St. Edward's University. With mock bomb threats called in at VT prior to yesterday's shooting, you sure can't blame anyone for wanting to be cautious.

The school's Web site reads:

Due to a non-specific bomb threat, all day classes are canceled. Classes will resume as scheduled at 5pm. … Students who are on campus are evacuated to the soccer and softball fields immediately until further notice.

UPDATE: St. Ed's is canceling their evening classes but will be open tomorrow:

The main campus of St. Edward's University will be closed for the remainder of the day and evening, Tuesday, April 17, due to a non-specific bomb threat. Evening classes are canceled.

This will allow the university adequate time to ensure the security of the campus. Only residential students are allowed on campus at this time in buildings that have been searched and secured. The university is providing food service for residents and the presence of campus security has been increased.

The main campus will reopen for normal business at 8 a.m., tomorrow, April 18, 2007.

Also, here's a press release from the APD's public information office:

Media Advisory – The Austin Police Department responded to the campus of Saint Edwards University at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 to assist the Saint Edwards Police Department with a bomb threat on the campus. The Austin Police Department assisted the Saint Edwards Police Department in securing the campus. APD secured the entrances and exits of the campus to ensure that students and facility members were able to leave the once the administration of Saint Edwards made the decision to evacuate the campus.

The Austin Police Department offered our resources to Saint Edwards in the event a device was located. APD will remain on scene until it is determined that our resources are no longer needed. APD will provide assistance to Saint Edwards Police Department investigators to help further this investigation.

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