Update @ 1:11 pm: Campus is clear. Texarkana College has received confirmation from emergency services that campus has been clear.
Interview with the President of Texarkana College, James Henry Russell:
Classes will resume at 2 pm today including night classes, according to Texarkana College.
TEXARKANA COLLEGE HAS BEEN GIVEN CLEARANCE- CLASSES WILL RESUME AT 2 PM TODAY
Sept. 11, 2014, Texarkana, Texas– Texarkana College has been given clearance by emergency response personnel for all students, faculty and staff to return to campus. Classes will resume at 2 p.m. today. Extreme caution was taken earlier today and the campus was evacuated resulting from the issuance of a bomb threat.
Texarkana, TX, 11 am – The campus has been evacuated, and teams are combing the building looking for any evidence of a bomb.
Texarkana College was evacuated this morning after a bomb threat was received referencing the 13th anniversary of 9/11. The phone call was received around 11 am this morning. President James Henry Russell started emergency procedures and sent out text messages on the emergency text messaging service to students. Texarkana, Texas Fire Department and Police Department arrived on scene and helped quickly evacuated the campus.
Please stayed tuned for a video with the President James Henry Russell, which should be posted shortly.