SAN MARCOS -- Several buildings on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos were evacuated after administrators received an alleged bomb threat on Thursday morning.
The university announced the evacuation around 10 a.m. on its official Twitter account:
@txst: EMERGENCY — #TXST Alert... Bomb Threat evacuation area now includes Tower & San Jacinto. Stay away from the area.
The Tower and San Jacinto residential halls are adjacently located near the intersection of North Fredericksburg and Lindsey streets in downtown San Marcos. The two residential halls are also next to the school's administration building, which was the first building to be evacuated.
According to the university's website:
"The threat was delivered via email at 7:21 a.m. to a Houston-area admissions counselor who works out of her home. When the admissions counselor discovered the bomb threat, she alerted her supervisors who in turn alerted the University Police Department."
The FBI, the Austin Police Department's bomb squad and other law enforcement agencies were on campus and classes continued as normal during the investigation.
"Because of the specific nature of the threat, classes are currently continuing as scheduled. Texas State continues to monitor the situation with the well-being of students, faculty and staff of primary importance," according to the school's website.
At around noon, the emergency situation came to a close and the university announced that they had reopened the two residence halls. However, the Admissions building continued to be closed. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
San Marcos is about 50 miles northeast of San Antonio and about 30 miles southwest of Austin.