Lone Star College-University Park was evacuated Wednesday night as a precaution due to a possible gas leak.
Firefighters from Cypress Creek Fire Department went through all three buildings Lone Star has on the campus to determine that a gas valve was left on in the cafeteria area. Two-hundred students were evacuated, according to Captain Richard Ford.
The evacuation was for the LSC University Park campus at Highway 249 and Louetta Road. Students received emergency alert text messages from the college instructing them to "calmly evacuate buildings using available exits."
The emergency alert went out to all six campuses of Lone Star College. A secondary message was sent and alerted just the students of University Park.
However, reports came in from University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, Baylor University, Ole Miss, LSU, University of Kansas, University of Central Arkansas and beyond that they had received the alert in error.
KatSafe: Students reported notice of a campus evacuation this evening. There is no emergency at SHSU or Woodlands Center at this time.— Sam Houston State (@SamHoustonState) October 6, 2016
BAYLOR ALERT: There is no emergency on campus. The text message #Baylor students received is false and did not come from Baylor University.— Baylor University (@Baylor) October 6, 2016
Campus currently operating under normal conditions. Investigating erroneous text message sent to some students. Was NOT a @RebAlert message— Ole Miss (@OleMissRebels) October 6, 2016
Campus police say they will be talking to the vendor on Thursday to figure out what the issue was. The chief says the system was brought online about a month and half ago.
Classes at Lone Star College will resume at normally scheduled hours on Thursday, according to school officials.