A bomb threat has forced Texas A&M University to order all students faculty and staff to evacuate campus on Friday.
The evacuation order was posted on the College Station university's website as a "Code Maroon" warning. According to the Associated Press, the warning directed those on campus to immediately evacuate by foot and to not use a vehicle. The school added that all classes were canceled and the evacuation would remain in effect until further notice.
Texas A&M spokesman Lane Stephenson told reporters that the school received a telephoned bomb threat at about 11:30 a.m. While other information about the threat was not immediately available, the school posted on its emergency website shortly before 1 p.m. that the "investigation of threat continues."
Texas A&M has more than 50,000 students, according to numbers listed on the school's website.
Last month, telephoned bomb threats at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as ones made to campuses in North Dakota and Ohio, prompted tens of thousands of people to evacuate. No bombs were found at any of those campuses.