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UT investigating bomb threat on campus

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University of Texas officials say they are taking extra precautions after receiving bomb threats to the campus, despite not believing the threat to be credible.

According to the officials said the threat was anonymous and non-specific.

Police say there is nothing to indicate this is a credible, but they are increasing campus security as a safety measure.

The university sent an email to students and staff notifying them that they may see more police on campus this week.

"We feel that the campus is safe," said Associate VP for Campus Safety and Security Bob Harkins. "If the president was concerned with campus safety he would close the campus.

"This is an attempt to disrupt and we want to make certain that we are doing things safely but that life goes on and that we aren't disrupted."

This threat comes just seven months after UT received a bomb threat from a caller claiming they were with Al Qaida. The campus was evacuated and classes canceled but the call turned out to be a hoax.

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