Georgia HBCUs, others received bomb threats over past two days
Spelman College received another threat on Jan. 5.
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.
Bomb Threat Update: It is safe to return to campus.
All ASU classes are postponed until tomorrow, February 1. Student activities and Athletics games will operate as scheduled today, January 31.
— Albany State University (@AlbanyStateUniv) January 31, 2022
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.“
#FVSU has received notice of a bomb threat. Law enforcement is investigating. Campus is currently on lockdown. Residential students remain in dorms. Non-residential students and staff should NOT report to campus until further notice. Campus operations are suspended for the day. pic.twitter.com/qvTD74Qfoj
— FORT VALLEY STATE (@FVSU) February 1, 2022
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.