New bomb threats disrupt campus activities at several HBCUs

New bomb threats targeted multiple historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, with Howard University, Edward Waters University and Morgan State University saying they received threats of violence.

Howard gave an “all clear” notice at 7:30 a.m. ET, after the latest threat triggered a shelter-in-place order around 3 a.m.

Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Fla., said it also received a threat early Tuesday morning.

“The vicious and racially motivated targeting of Florida’s first HBCU is extremely unsettling for our community,” university president A. Zachary Faison, Jr. tweeted. “Law enforcement is currently investigating this threat and your safety is our paramount concern.”

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