Universities, across the country, are reporting that false "emergency evacuation text messages" were sent out.
The University of Texas, Texas State, Texas Tech, Baylor were just a few schools that are reporting this.
All students attending these schools got messages tonight that they should evacuate campus.
The messages are false and students are being told to disregard them.
We have been notified that some students have received erroneous text alerts stating there is a campus emergency. Please disregard.— SEU Campus Safety (@SEUSafety) October 6, 2016
These erroneous texts were not sent by St Edward's University & we are investigating the source. Please disregard texts ordering evacuation— SEU Campus Safety (@SEUSafety) October 6, 2016
Please note that when we send out an alert it will always start with SEU Alert. Disregard any text alert that does not start with SEU Alert— SEU Campus Safety (@SEUSafety) October 6, 2016
It's unclear right now if this is just some computer glitch that caused these false alerts or, if an alert database was hacked. University police departments are investigating the eroneous messages.
Again, if you got an emergency alert Wednesday night, you are asked to disregard the message.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.