Morgan State, other HBCUs receive bomb threats second day in a row
A bomb threat was made Tuesday against Morgan State University and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities for a second day in a row.
CAMPUS ALERT: Due to a bomb threat, access to campus will be closed as the University works with emergency personnel to assess the situation. Everyone on campus should shelter in place until further notice. All instruction will be remote and all employees should telework. pic.twitter.com/O9SXT4tWBt— Morgan State University (@MorganStateU) February 1, 2022
🚨The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the Howard University Department of Police have issued an 'ALL CLEAR' in the investigation of a bomb threat made this morning at approximately 2:55 a.m. The Shelter-In-Place directive has been lifted.— Howard University (@HowardU) February 1, 2022
At least six HBCUs across the country received bomb threats on Monday including: Bowie State University and Howard University in Maryland, Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana.
Morgan State President Dr. David Wilson sent out a statement early Tuesday morning,
“Since sending out an alert earlier this morning about the bomb threat we received, a few of you have contacted me to inquire as to whether this is real. Unfortunately, and sadly, it is. The campus is being searched building-by-building this morning with our residential halls being searched first. Fortunately, nothing has been discovered within any of our residential facilities. Rawlings Dining Hall and our Student Center are being searched now so that dining services can prepare meals once those facilities are cleared. The sweep of all office and academic buildings will proceed after these initial searches have taken place, and we will issue an update to the campus community as soon as possible.
Morgan is one of the most historical and consequential universities in the nation. Our history has been one where we have endured all kinds of challenges and disruptions, but we have always emerged stronger. I’m hopeful that these bomb threats to our National Treasure, and to many of our other sister HBCU institutions, will be aggressively investigated by the FBI.
My message to you this morning is to stay strong, remain resilient, and continue to prepare yourselves to grow the future and lead the world because our nation and world desperately need more leaders steeped in the values we teach here at Morgan. Those values areLeadership, Integrity, Innovation, Diversity, Excellence and Respect. Hate is not one of them!”