Hundreds of students were reportedly evacuated from their dormitories following a suspected bomb threat.
Police officers in Washington DC sped to Howard University just after 2:30 am local time on August 26th.
Officials said the threat was reportedly aimed at the college’s west and east towers.
Police and university officials are currently sweeping the campus.
It was reported on social media that students were being evacuated from their dormitories.
One said: “My son is standing outside his dorm at 3am because his school has received another bomb threat.
“Why can’t they just leave our kids alone? My God.”
And Ana Araujo, a historian at the university, said the students were called to evacuate at 2:30 a.m.
Howard University President Wayne AI Frederick was briefed on the investigation.
Around 890 juniors and seniors live in the Howard Plaza Towers West residence halls, while the East Towers house 900 children.
On Aug. 23, around 200 students were ordered to evacuate Cook Hall dormitories amid a bomb threat, NBC4 reports.
DC police officers later confirmed, “The threat did not appear credible.”
Classes at the university resumed Monday and more than 12,000 students are enrolled in the college.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6082704/howard-university-students-evacuated-dorms-bomb-threat/ Hundreds of Howard University students were evacuated from dormitories after a bomb threat sparked panic on campus