UT STABBING: What campus is saying about incident and safety alerts


One person is dead and three others were injured after a reported stabbing attack on the University of Texas at Austin campus Monday afternoon, according to emergency services.  University police said they have a suspect in custody and the public is not in immediate danger.

PHOTOS: Scene of reported fatal stabbing at UT Austin

On social media, photos, videos and reports began to circulate immediately.

SOCIAL REACTION: Longhorn sports world reacts to deadly stabbing on Texas campus

Many comments expressed displeasure the speed at which the university notified those on campus:



University officials sent messages to those on its emergency alert lists by shortly after 2 p.m., according to the American-Statesman’s Julie Chang:

The Statesman’s Mark D. Wilson was live from the scene: 

Around 4 p.m., Facebook activated its safety check settings for the incident:

Later, a non-credible bomb threat resulted in the evacuation from some campus buildings shortly after the stabbings, causing students to worry more about their safety:

Many  students, who were students when UT student Haruka Weiser died a year ago, commented on the violent acts they have witnessed since starting school:

UT head football coach Tom Herman tweeted his sympathies for the students later Monday, as did Texas women's basketball coach Karen Aston:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his condolences for the victim and the university, as did Attorney General Ken Paxton and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick:

Actor and Austinite Elijah Wood tweeted his sympathies late Monday as well.

This story is developing.


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