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Bomb threat forces university in Texas to close, evacuate

Posted: 4:38 PM, Nov 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-28 21:38:14Z

Texas Southern University in Houston evacuated its campus on Wednesday due to a bomb threat received by the Houston Police Department directed at the university. 

The university announced on its social media channels that all classes are canceled for the rest of the day, and that all students, faculty and employees should evacuate campus. 

Houston Police said it received the threat via its emergency call center around 1:40 p.m. CT on Wednesday. 

As of late Wednesday afternoon, there have not been any confirmed bombs found on campus. 

Texas Southern is a public historically black university with an enrollment of nearly 10,000.