Multiple HBCUs Receive Bomb Threats Leading to Lockdowns, Evacuations
In SummaryAt least eight HBCUs in various states received bomb threats forcing lockdowns and evacuations to the campus.
Several historically Black colleges and universities across the country were evacuated or placed on lockdown after receiving bomb threats on Tuesday.
According to The Washington Post, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Norfolk University, North Carolina Central University, Prairie View A&M University and Xavier University of Louisiana are the schools that reported the threats.
On Wednesday, Spelman College also reported a bomb threat.
No explosions occurred on any of the campuses and no bombs were found. Local law enforcement near the institutions were alerted, and it remains unclear whether the threats were connected or racially motivated.
News of the threats quickly began circulating on social media with many wondering if it was a coordinated effort.
This comes after Cornell University, Columbia University and Brown University experienced similar bomb threats on their campuses in Nov. 2021.
This is a developing story.