BREAKING NEWS

Students were evacuated for about 30 minutes from Texas A&M-Central Texas after a suspicious package arrived outside a building Tuesday morning.

After the 30-minute lockdown, Texas A&M-Central Texas students and faculty were allowed to re-enter Founders Hall.

Police Chief Charles Rodriguez said that a package was delivered to the mailroom, which is located in Founders Hall, and contained a suspicious item and a note. Someone opened up the package, saw those two things and immediately reported the item to police. 

When the item was reported, police decided it was best to evacuate the buildings. The package was secured in the police department's evidence room, and the Killeen Police Department's Explosive Ordnance Disposal and K9 units were called in for assistance.

School spokeswoman Karen Clos confirmed the news just before 11 a.m. Students, faculty and staff had been evacuated from the school's buildings by campus police, but were allowed to re-enter Warrior Hall shortly after. Founders Hall was reopened around 11:15 a.m. once it was determined that the area was safe.

"Everything is back to normal, classes are continuing throughout the day," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez could not disclose what the suspicious item was, nor could did he say what the note said. That won't be released until the investigation is complete, he said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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