HBCU leaders decry waves of bomb threats as federal investigators probe origin

Nearly 20 HBCUs received bomb threats in the past weeks, with more than a dozen on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month

By: - February 8, 2022 2:51 pm
Spelman College campus

Hours before the Southern Poverty Law Center held a virtual panel in February about recent bomb threats made to dozens of historically Black colleges, yet another bomb threat was reported — this one to Spelman College, a historically Black institution in Georgia. (Ross Williams/Georgia Recorder)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.