HBCU bomb threats investigated at DC, Baltimore universities
WASHINGTON - Authorities are investigating two additional bomb threats at HBCUs in the District Tuesday morning one day after threats were reported at several universities across the U.S.
Tuesday's bomb threats were directed at Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.
FOX 5's Perris Jones spoke to several students at Howard's campus who are nervous and hesitant about going to class.
"For me, it was very shocking," one student said.
"I think we all expect something like this to happen if you have this many Black people in one area that feel safe, people in this America, they're going to do something like that," another student interjected.
What made matters worse, is that threats were made on the first day of Black History Month.
"A day that we're supposed to be celebrating Black culture, a lot of students are walking around the campus with hesitation and caution. Where we're supposed to be joyous and celebrating the month that celebrates our culture, instead we're focusing on these threats," said sophomore Kymora Howell.
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Both bomb threats – HU and UDC – received the threats via phone in the early morning hours prior to 3 a.m. Howard University was also the target of a threat Monday.
Morgan State University also reported a bomb threat Tuesday and closed its campus as a result.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the ATF, are investigating these threats and attempting to find out if these incidents are connected in any way.
No injuries have been reported.