NDSU issued a statement shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling all employees and students to leave campus within a half-hour because of a bomb threat. Officials did not immediately release details about the North Dakota threat and its evacuation remained in place by early afternoon. More than 14,000 students are enrolled at NDSU.
A threat was also made at Valparaiso University in Indiana. According to the university's website, "an unspecific threat to campus was made through a graffiti message alluding to dangerous and criminal activity alleged to be carried out during the chapel break period on Friday."
It is not known if the threats are related.