More Than a Dozen HBCUs Receive Bomb Threats

Black colleges and universities targeted as Black History Month begins
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2022 12:23 PM CST
Updated Feb 1, 2022 3:39 PM CST
Several Black Colleges Receive Bomb Threats
The Founders Library at Howard University in Washington, DC.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Update: The first day of Black History Month resulted in more threats against historically Black colleges and universities. CNN reports that at least 13 such HCBUs across the US reported bomb threats on Tuesday, including Howard University in DC. Similar threats were reported Monday and last month. Authorities have not discovered any bombs, but the threats cause disruptions to classes and campus life. Our story from Monday follows:

A number of historically Black colleges were dealing with bomb threats Monday—for the second time this month, reports Axios. So far, no bombs have been found, but the schools were forced to investigate and in some cases shut down. Bowie State University in Maryland, for example, closed for the day because of the threats, per a school tweet. Other schools affected were Howard University, Southern University and A&M College, Bethune-Cookman University, Albany State University, and Delaware State University. Similar threats were made on Jan. 5 to various Black colleges, though it's not clear if there's any connection, reports the Washington Post. (More bomb threat stories.)

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