Regional
9:14 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

UTEP Classes Resume Wednesday Following Evacuation And Bomb Threat

  The University of Texas at El Paso campus reopened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, however, buildings will remain closed until Wednesday when staff returns. All classes will resume on Wednesday.

UTEP Residence Life officials notified students living in campus housing units that they could return to their residence hall apartments via email shortly after 4 p.m. Those who left their vehicles on campus were notified via the University's main website, utep.edu, and UTEP social networking sites that they could retrieve them at 7 p.m.

The campus was closed at 2 p.m. due to an anonymous bomb threat.

UTEP Police Chief Cliff Walsh said the evacuation of the campus went as planned once the campus was notified just before 2 p.m. through its emergency “Miner Alert” system of the anonymous threat.

All students are automatically registered to receive Miner Alerts when they register for classes. UTEP staff and faculty can also sign up for the emergency notification system by going to http://mineralert.utep.edu.

UTEP cancelled all of its Tuesday afternoon and evening activities as a result of the anonymous threat. Details of the threat will not be released due to the ongoing investigation.