AUSTIN, Texas - Texas State University has issued an all-clear on campus after receiving two threats on Tuesday. This comes on the heels of a threat made just last week. Authorities believe they could be related.
Three threats on the Texas State University campus within a week. Oscar Narvaez was inside the LBJ Student Center for one of the evacuations.
"In my mind, when I was going out, I was just like, 'Oh it's just a normal routine. Just get out, be safe, don't worry about it.' Then when they started telling us, I kind of freaked out because I was like, 'Whoa, it could have been serious...like what if we were evacuating and it automatically, something blew up?'" says Oscar Narvaez, Texas State student.
As soon as he was in a safe place, he called his parents. Two threats were made to the student center on Tuesday. The first around 12:15 in the afternoon. University officials say the building was evacuated as nearly 20 officers searched the area. Shortly after, they gave an all-clear but then around 2:00 p.m. a second threat was made. Again, the LBJ Student Center was evacuated. Authorities did not find any threat in that case either.
"You could see the tape that was put up around the perimeter. We had officers stationed at various sites to keep people away from going inside the building until we felt the threat was reduced," says Matt Flores, Texas State University spokesman.
University police also investigated a threat made to the LBJ Student Center just last Thursday. Nothing was found. But, the threats appear to have all originated from the same mobile device.
Nick Alessandro is concerned for his girlfriend.
"A shooter can be anywhere, at any time. So she's worried for her safety because this could be a moving target and there's students everywhere, this campus is huge. She doesn't want to go to class when she could be potentially hurt or killed," says Nick Alessandro, boyfriend of student.
Students we spoke with hope they receive updates more often and alerts sooner.
"I feel like police say, 'Oh there's a bomb threat,' and gave up about it. I haven't heard about if someone was found; I haven't heard about if they're still investigating. So if we're still getting threats, and it's from that same person, I feel like someone is kind of slacking off right now," says Valerie Green, Texas State student.
"Safety is of paramount importance to this university. It's the thing we think of first every day," says Matt Flores, Texas State University spokesman.