UCA, Harding among colleges receiving emergency message intended for Lone Star College

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - UCA Police Department and Harding University were quick to post on Twitter about a fake emergency text message being sent out to students.

Late Wednesday night, a message was sent out telling recipients to "calmly evacuate all buildings" and wait for instructions. The fake message then sent out another message clarifying the emergency was at "University Park".

 

 

 

 

The police shared it on Facebook as well. It's unclear at this time if any students or faculty followed the instructions. The origin of the text messages at this time has not yet been determined.

Fake messages have been reported at different college campuses including Texas Tech, Ole Miss, and Baylor.

 

 

 

Our sister station KHOU out of Houston told us the message was originally intended only for the Lone Star College-University Park campus. The campus was being evacuated due to a potential gas leak.

 

 


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