WASHINGTON--At least nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities got bomb threats Monday and Tuesday. Congressman Andre Carson (D-Ind.), said Monday evening that he was requesting a briefing from the FBI on the threats.
“We are deeply disturbed by the bomb threats today against at least six Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which follow a series of similar threats made earlier this month. This afternoon, the Intelligence Committee requested information from the FBI on these threats. We expect to be briefed at an appropriate time,” said Carson, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation.
The colleges and universities included Kentucky State, Jackson State, Howard, Ft. Valley State, Xavier, Spelman, Edward Waters and the University of the District of Columbia.
“There is no denying the surge of racially-motivated violent extremism and the threat it poses to our nation. We will remain focused on ensuring that all appropriate resources are utilized to identify and prosecute the perpetrators of these threats, and to combat the scourge of white supremacist violence and terrorism,” said Carson.
None of the threats proved to be founded. Tuesday was the first day of Black History Month.