HBCU in North Carolina temporarily evacuated after bomb threat
North Carolina Central University, a historically Black university in Durham, sent out a temporary evacuation notice after a bomb threat on campus, The News & Observer reported.
The school sent out an alert Tuesday evening ordering its campus community to “proceed immediately to the nearest exit and vacate the building.”
“This is not a drill,” the school’s alert said in all capital letters.
University officials told school faculty to return home and students who couldn’t go home were ordered to report at a neighboring high school for safety precautions, according to The News & Observer.
The university’s student newspaper, Campus Echo, confirmed that the bomb threat was reported.
NOW | N.C. Central University reported a bomb threat on campus at 5:36p.m. Students have been asked to relocate to Latham parking lot and Saint Joseph’s AME church. pic.twitter.com/yKzub0xN5y
— NCCU Campus Echo (@campusecho) January 4, 2022
The university later tweeted that “all students who require transportation off campus to the evacuation point should report to the Lower Lot of the Mary Townes Science Complex parking lot.”
In a statement, the university said that an all-clear message was sent out and students were taken back to their dorms.
This comes as multiple historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), including Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Texas Southern University, Norfolk State University and Prairie View A&M University, have reported bomb threats at their respective campus.
All clear. Howard’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) and MPD responded to a potential bomb threat on campus this afternoon. The perimeter was secured and searched. No active devices were found and the area has been cleared.
— Howard University (@HowardU) January 4, 2022
Prairie View A and M University has received a bomb threat. Please remain where you are. If you see anything contact the campus police department at 936 261 1375
— PVAMU Senior Class Council (@itspvamu22) January 4, 2022
The Hill has reached to the HBCUs that have reported separate bomb threats for more information.
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