AUSTIN (KXAN) - The University of Texas sent out an e-mail Wednesday around 6 p.m. to students, faculty and staff about an anonymous bomb threat to the campus.
The note stated people on campus may notice an increased police presence in and around campus buildings because of an non-specific bomb threat.
Making a bomb threat in Texas carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. Threats against public schools or public utilities carry more severe penalties.
UT police said the threat was received early Wednesday morning, but officials determined it was not credible and therefore is was not deemed an emergency situation.
"We take the safety of every member of this community very seriously and ask that each of you be vigilant in observing anything that looks unusual over the next few days," the e-mail said.
Bomb-sniffing dogs were used around campus after the threat was made. The university is working with the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force, Department of Public Safety and Austin Police Department during the investigation.
The campus remains open and all activities will continue as scheduled.
In September 2012, the UT campus was evacuated and classes were canceled following a bomb threat. In that instance, the caller said said he was with al-Qaida and had placed bombs all over campus.
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