• Fri. Jan 27th, 2023

NNPA Newswire

On the first day of Black History Month 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities received bomb threats. These threats come on the heals of six bomb threats received by HBCUs on Monday. This is the third time Howard University has received a bomb threat.

CNN reported the initial bomb threats on Monday and on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

According to CNN, those reporting bomb threats included Howard University, Coppin State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Morgan State University, Alcorn State University, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, Kentucky State University, Fort Valley State University, Xavier University in New Orleans, University of District of Columbia, Spelman College, and Edward Waters University.

On Monday, six HBCUs received bomb threats that shutdown the colleges and universities and are under police investigation.

The threats on Monday occurred at Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana, Howard University in Washington, D.C., Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, Albany State University in Georgia, Bowie State University in Maryland, and Delaware State University.

The threats disrupted each campus and have led to police investigations.

Classes were canceled at five of the schools and students were told to remain in their dorm rooms until an all-clear is issued. University operations were also suspended until further notice.

A Washington Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson confirmed to a CNN reporter that at Howard University the “scene has been cleared with no hazardous materials found.”

It’s the second time this month HBCUs have received bomb threats, effectively shutting down classes and operations.

On January 5, at least three HBCUs, including Howard University, received bomb threats. Nothing was found on any of the campuses that received threats, university officials said.

The story is developing