At least six universities were on high alert Monday morning after bomb threats descended on historic black schools for the second time this month.
Southern University, Howard University, Bowie State University, Bethune Cookman University, Delaware State University and Albany State University – all part of HBCU – are said to have received bomb threats and lockdown warnings. the machine was brought out shortly after 7am.
A threat was also made against the private missionary school Judson University.
It comes just weeks after at least nine historically black colleges and universities received bomb threats and were forced to evacuate and close on January 5.
Classes at Southern Univerity in Louisiana were canceled Monday morning and students were asked to stay in their dorm rooms.
“Southern University and A&M College received a bomb threat this morning, Monday, January 31, 2022,” a school statement said.
“BR Land Mass has been placed on lockdown.
“Classes have been canceled and students must stay in their dorm rooms until further notice,” the school of 6,489 students added.
“University activities will be suspended until further notice and admission will be restricted at this time.”
It then confirmed that classes would be held virtual when students were alerted to go to the University’s Law Center.
The Howard incident in DC is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department after a bomb threat was made around 4:35 a.m.
It concerns the immediate area around the Mordecai Wyatt Administration Building, according to a statement from school.
“Please avoid the area as police continue to investigate,” it added.
And law enforcement is investigating the situation in the State of Albany following the “bomb threat to academic buildings,” the school said.
“At this time, all university facilities, classes and activities are canceled until further notice,” it added.
“Staff and students who go to work should not report to campus at this time. The cafeterias are closed.
“Other communications will be sent regarding dining options.”
Bowie State UniversityMedical students were asked to stay in place due to an emergency on Monday morning.
The university confirmed that the college is temporarily closing at 7:30 a.m.
“Bowie State University received information this morning from Prince George County Police of a bomb threat indicating that explosives had been placed in an academic building on campus,” the university said.
Bomb technicians, along with the Prince George County Sheriff’s Department, the Maryland State Police, and the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, are currently searching the grounds for explosives.
Those already on campus are advised to shelter in place.
Classes will be held virtual today, the university added.
The public university is based in Prince George County, Maryland, and has more than 6,300 students.
The university has asked students to check their website for more up-to-date information.
“K9s will conduct a scan of buildings and, if detected, will mitigate any equipment,” the Maryland State Fire Police said of the threat.
“This is a reported bomb threat ONLY at this time.”
Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach Florida is also currently closed due to threats.
Judson Univerity also confirmed a threat just before 9am.
“Elgin Police notified Judson this morning of a non-specific threat to the campus,” it said.
“Staff Judson is working with Elgin police. The situation does not present a danger to the community on campus.
“Elgin Police will remain on campus. All scheduled operations are continuing.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/4578710/hbcu-schools-bomb-threat-southern-howard-bowie-state-university/ HBCU schools across U.S. on high alert as bomb threats sweep into colleges for the SECOND Session this month