Bomb Threat on UA Campus

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<p>Son received a text from University.</p>

<p>Yes, as a precaution, all the kids got texts. </p>

<p>I'd be surprised to find out that this is more than a prank or similar.</p>

<p>*University of Alabama officials are investigating an unverified report of a bomb threat on campus this afternoon. Search teams are currently on campus and people are requested to report any suspicious packages or unusual situations to UAPD at 205-348-5454.</p>

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<p>the texts seemed to be very late in going out. The FB page had the announcement long before the texts went out. </p>

<p>THat said, many on the FB site were not properly signed up for the emergency texts either. So make sure you and your students are signed up.</p>

<p>Just received a phone call from UA (for some reason I seem to get what should be a student phone call?).... anyway they said that the search found no bomb or suspicious package, but that as a precaution Students and staff should remain cautious and stay away from several buildings on campus..Biology, the Ferg, and several others (didn't write them down) until 6 pm. It also said that students and staff could use the Rec facility from the 5 to 6 pm hour. DD has been at the sorority house all after noon studying and did not seem overly concerned.</p>

<p>this posted on FB site:</p>

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Preliminary searches and investigations have not discovered a credible threat. However, to be on the safe side, students and employees should avoid the following buildings between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.: Biology, Shelby, Science and Engineering, Ferguson, Burke East and West, Bryant Hall, Lakeside Dining, Fraternity and sorority houses. All classes and residence halls will resume normal activities at 6 p.m. Students may go to the Rec Center during the 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. timeframe.

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<p>Tide</a> Text Alerts</p>

<p>Tide Text Alerts</p>

<p>I texted my S after I had seen it on my fb & twitter via Crimson White. They said they emailed, which is too slow for emergencies imo. S hadn't gotten anything at that point. I will send him the link to sign up for text alerts as it sounds like he doesn't have it.</p>

<p>My son whose dorm was named in the threat received only an email which he had not checked. A text from his sister and a call from me at 5 pm were the only notifications he had. About 10 minutes after we spoke, his dorm was evacuated (about 5:15). Sounds like our S is not signed up for the text alerts, either, although I thought we were!</p>

<p>Excuse me. Can anyone I teach me how to post a new question on my own on this website? Thank You very very much!!</p>

<p>Go to main University of Alabama page...Scroll down to the part of the page with the threads...Top left there is a button title "New Thread"...select button and go! Roll Tide and welcome!</p>

<p>Excuse me. Can anyone I teach me how to post a new question on my own on this website? Thank You very much!</p>

<p>Mikes, I tried to explain in the post above your last post.</p>

<p>My son just called and said they gave the "all clear" over the PA system.</p>

<p>My son was in Nott Hall and saw bomb-sniffing dogs. </p>

<p>Yes, all clear.</p>

<p>Mom of Four....my son met your D tonight.</p>

<p>Which FB page was the notification on today?</p>

<p>I am not sure if I can post a link to Facebook or not. (Don't want to break forum rules.) Go to Facebook and search "University of Alabama". It is the University's main page.</p>

<p>Thanks Crimson217. I see it now that I search for it. Missed it in the news feed Monday but hope that the text updates we are now signed up for will work.</p>