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Georgia HBCUs, others received bomb threats over past two days

Photo Credit (l to r): Kelly Jordan; Albany State University; Fort Valley State University via Twitter

Spelman College received another threat on Jan. 5.

By Allison Joyner

Three Georgia Historically Black Colleges and Universities received bomb threats yesterday and this morning. 

The threats are part of an apparent trend. Yesterday, Albany State University (ASU) along with five other schools received bomb threats. Spelman College, Ft. Valley State University and four other HBCUs received threats as early as 6 a.m.



Spelman said their Public Safety Department received the threat at 3 a.m. this morning and the Atlanta Police Department assisted with the investigation.  

Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College released this statement: 

“Reports of nationwide bomb threats against several HBCU campuses this week are appalling and raise serious concerns about racially targeted hate-based violence in our communities. We have contacted local and federal officials to request reinforcements of campus security and request that a federal investigation of these threats is undertaken immediately.

Classes resumed at ASU this morning after The Albany State University Police Department completed their investigation. 

SaportaReport will keep up-to-date on the situation and update this story when more information becomes available. 


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