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Today, a bomb threat was issued to six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This is the second time this year, HBCUs have received such a threat.

They include – Albany State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State University, Delaware State University, Howard University and Southern University.

Bowie State University buildings /Courtesy/

Thomas Chittum, the acting deputy director of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) told reporters on a call earlier today – Monday

“Of course it is a federal crime to use interstate facilities to make a bomb threat, and so will provide our investigative expertise and support to that investigation, but obviously, the facts are preliminary and unfolding.”

Thomas Chittum

Albany State University (ASU) in Georgia reported a notice of a bomb threat to its on campus academic buildings. Georgia state law enforcement officials are looking into these threats.

All all ASU campuses stayed closed today with employees and students advised not to report to campus.


Bowie State University in Maryland is also investigating a bomb threat with bomb technicians from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The University remains closed as K9s conduct sweeps of university buildings.

Earlier this month on January 5th, 2022, six HBCUs received bomb threats.

They included – A&M University in Texas, Howard University, Florida Memorial University, Norfolk State University in Virginia, North Carolina Central University, The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Prairie View, and Xavier University in New Orleans.

Those investigations are still on-going and all are advised to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities to local authorities.

Albany State University buildings /Courtesy/


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