UT Bomb Threat Declared a Hoax; Response Questioned

Calling the bomb threat that forced thousands of students, staff and faculty off of the University of Texas at Austin campus on Friday morning a hoax, officials deemed it safe to re-enter campus buildings after finding no weapons in campus buildings.

"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 System Board of Regents Chairman Gene Powell  said in a statement.

Just hours after the incident, though, questions were already percolating about how officials handled the threat. At about 8:35 a ...

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