Update: Campus threats in three states

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) _ Valparaiso University in Indiana has increased security and posted a warning to students on its website after receiving a vague threat through some graffiti.

The school says the threat claimed “dangerous and criminal activity'' would occur on campus during the university's daily chapel break on Friday. The message provided no details.

The school says the FBI and local authorities searched the campus but found nothing suspicious.

University spokeswoman Nicole Niemi says classes and other regular activities are continuing as planned.  The threat was unlike the other two in the country.

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota State University officials have lifted its evacuation order.  The school received a bomb threat Friday morning.  Classes are to resume Friday afternoon.

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. Students in residence halls have been told to walk to locations off campus. No other details were given. 

More than 14,000 students are enrolled at NDSU.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The University of Texas has evacuated all campus building after receiving phoned-in threat that multiple bombs had been placed on campus. Officials say no bombs have been found.

An alert posted shortly before 10 a.m. Friday says people on campus should immediately evacuate all buildings and “get as far away as possible.''

University of Texas director of communications Rhonda Weldon says the university received a call about 8:35 a.m. from a man claiming to be with al-Qaida. The man said he'd placed bombs all over the campus that would go off in 90 minutes.

Wheldon says all buildings were evacuated at 9:50 a.m. as a precaution.

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln spokesperson says they are staying alert, but have not received threats.