UTEP alerts students, staff to possible threat, spurs immediate evacuation
POSTED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:20pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 8:40am
EL PASo — The University of Texas at El Paso announced a warning via email and social media Tuesday, prompting an immediate evacuation of the campus just before 2 p.m.
Their first Tweet read: "MINER ALERT: A possible threat has been identified inside UTEP CAMPUS. We ask that you EVACUATE the premises now."
Below is an email students and staff received from campus police:
"This message is from UTEP POLICE Office of Emergency Management.
A possible threat has been identified inside UTEP CAMPUS . We ask that you EVACUATE the premises now.
1- Move towards the nearest exit in the building (door, stairwell, etc.)
2- LEAVE ALL BELONGINGS BEHIND
3- Assist co-workers/students in need
4- Report to your manager/supervisor once in the safe place
5- Await for further instruction before leaving your safe place
Thank you for your cooperation.
Sent by UTEP Police Department"
Administrative operations and classes for this evening were cancelled, and normal operating hours were expected to resume on Wednesday.