Baton Rouge–Louisiana State University A bomb threat started an evacuation of the LSU campus shortly after 11:30 a.m.today, the LSU Radio Network reported.
Someone called 911 earlier this morning reporting threat, according to The Advertiser.
Students were notified by a central texting program that automatically alerts them to dangers on campus.
An alert also went out on the school’s website instructed students to “evacuate as calmly and quickly as possible” from the LSU campus. The school canceled classes and a news conference with LSU football coach Les Miles due to the threat, officials said.
“We determined there was need to evacuate the campus,” Associated Vice Chancellor Herb Vincent told The Advertiser.
The newspaper reported that the campus was flooded with football-like traffic after the announcement.
On Friday, bomb threats were called in to both the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State in Fargo. The campuses were evacuated, and neither school found any explosives.
This is a developing story that will be updated as details come to us.