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Code Maroon Issued for Possible Bomb Threat on Friday

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Texas A&M issued another Code Maroon, and the one Thursday was for a bomb threat for Friday.

It's the fourth bomb threat at Texas A&M this school year.

And in most of these, someone has gone to jail.

Texas A&M University Police are taking the threat seriously but for now, all classes and activities are scheduled to continue Friday.

Students had a hard time taking this threat seriously after so many bomb threats in recent months.

While it was pretty much business as usual for students at A&M, police are taking the case very seriously. And whoever is responsible could face serious time behind bars.

You could see the added police presence on the Texas A&M campus after a bomb threat for Friday was found in a bathroom on campus.

Student Aaron Ramon had been playing racquetball at the Rec Center before he saw the Code Maroon alert on his phone.

"Still, I mean precautionary measures need to be taken but I'm not really too worried," he said.

Freshman Amy Wagner doesn't have class Friday and wasn't worried either.

"I didn't really take it too seriously to be honest. I kind of figured it was a joke."

This is the third threat on the A&M Campus since February 20th. Whoever's responsible for this latest threat could face up to ten years in prison if convicted, and even a $10,000 fine.

A former Texas A&M employee was arrested in February accused of leaving a written bomb threat in a restroom at the Clayton Williams Alumni Center. Another written bomb threat was found at Kyle Field.

No arrests have been made in that case.

In October an emailed bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the entire campus.

And there was an arrest and charge in that one.

Around campus things were laid back this day.

Students Claire Adkison and boyfriend Cade McGovern were throwing around a football near the Academic Building.

"I guess like just not worrying about it. The last one's were kind of duds so we got the Friday off which was nice," said Adkison.

"They're just saying that all credibility is questionable at this moment especially since we've had three or four just this school year," added McGovern.

"We did issue out a Code Maroon and that Code Maroon was to let the community know what was taking place what information that we had and that classes and other campus activities were to continue," said Texas A&M Police Lieutenant Allan Baron.

"I'm not really too worried. I'm pretty secure about my safety," said Aaron Ramon.

Texas A&M Police add if people are worried about their safety and are considering not coming to campus Friday to make arrangements with their professors if they are students, or supervisors if they are a staff member.

Texas A&M Police ask you also contact them if you see anything suspicious on campus or have information on the case.

They also plan to continue updates via the Code Maroon system and university website.

Police believe threats last month at Kyle Field and the Williams Alumni Center, in which someone was arrested, may be connected.

Texas A&M University Press Release

March 7, 2013 01:30 PM

Texas A&M University police are investigating a campus-wide bomb threat for Friday (March 8). The written threat was discovered this morning in the bathroom of a campus facility and an investigation was immediately launched. Authorities believe the credibility of the threat is questionable and the campus remains open. All classes and other campus activities will be held as scheduled. Campus officials are working closely with local, state and federal law enforcement officials to identify and apprehend the person(s) responsible for the threat and bring that individual(s) to justice. Law enforcement officials have heightened security measures to help ensure the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

The campus community is strongly encouraged to remain vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to police at (979) 845-2345.

Making a Terroristic Threat – Impair Public or Government Service is a third degree felony, punishable up to ten years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine and Texas A&M officials will take aggressive measures to bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.


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