HOUSTON -- The University of
St. Thomas is closed after the school received two bomb threats. Houston
police bomb squad and K9 units are searching the campus right now.
before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a spokesperson at the school said a bomb
threat was received via email for the Doherty Library. The library was
evacuated and searched by UST Security Officers.
The library is closed until further notice.
spokesperson said that a second threat was called in to the Harris
County Sheriff's Office later in the morning. That threat targeted the
Link-Lee Mansion. The bomb squad is also searching that building.
University said they deployed their emergency notification system to
faculty, staff and students at 8:31 a.m. and again at 10:09 a.m. and
everyone on campus was told to evacuate immediately.
and events have been canceled for the rest of the day. School officials
said they take all threats seriously and the safety of students and the
campus community is their first priority.