Bomb threats give university campuses scare
University of Texas at Austin and Louisiana State University among campuses to receive false threats
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 22:09
Rice currently uses a variety of methods to issue an emergency message, including text, email and Rice’s public address system. There have not been any mass evacuations of Rice campus in recent history, according to Whitehead.
Calling in a false bomb threat is a Class A misdemeanor in the state of Texas, resulting in up to $4,000 in fines and/or up to a year in jail, according to Whitehead.