Allison Bollin and other students think the University of Texas blew it.
The Houston native said the students weren't warned quickly enough.
"I was mad," Bollin said. "I was in class at 9 a.m. and I don't know how they expected students to get out by 10."
Here's the timeline:
8:35 a.m. – Someone with a foreign accent called UT's main number, claiming to be Al Qaeda. He said there were multiple bombs around campus that were set to go off between 10 a.m. and noon. University leaders met to evaluate the threat
9:30 a.m. – UT leaders decided to evacuate all the buildings. They sounded the siren and sent out a text message to 67,000 people.
That text did not go out until 9:50 a.m., just 10 minutes ahead of the "threatened" detonation.
Students and faculty were out of their buildings and onto the street.
"At first, nothing really happened," student Austin Depue said. "We were just sitting around, wondering if we were really supposed to leave."
"I was completely surprised and confused. I didn't know what was going on so I followed everyone," student Santos Montoya said.
Police combed the building using bomb-sniffing dogs. They found nothing.
At a news conference, UT's president defended the time lapse and said they would have acted faster if the threat was immediate.
"Then you don't have time to evaluate. You have to pull the switch, but we think the process was well in advance of when the threat and danger came about."
Although she thinks UT blew it, Allison Bollin wasn't going to blow the chance for a three-day weekend.
When we spoke to her, she was gassing up her car in Ellinger on her way to Houston
"I'm heading home to start my weekend early."