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Spelman College, other Georgia HBCU campuses receive bomb threats

It comes after six HBCUs across the country received threats on Monday.

ATLANTA — Spelman College in Atlanta is the latest HBCU to receive a bomb threat, Atlanta Police confirmed Tuesday morning. 

Fort Valley State University in Middle Georgia also received a threat on Tuesday, the school confirmed on Twitter. That campus is on lockdown and they have canceled classes for the day. 

Spelman College did not suspend operations amid the investigation, they said. They added that authorities conducted a sweep of campus buildings and the outer perimeter and found "no devices." Police are providing additional patrols on campus.

"Reports of nation-wide bomb threats against several HBCU campuses this week are appalling and raise serious concerns about racially targeted hate-based violence in our communities," said Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., president of Spelman College. "We have contacted local and federal officials to request reinforcements of campus security and request that a federal investigation of these threats be undertaken immediately."

There were also reports of threats made at other HBCU campuses across the country, including at Kentucky State University, Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Morgan State University and Xavier University of Louisiana.

A day prior, six HBCU campuses across the country received bomb threats, including Albany State University in South Georgia, Southern University and A&M, Howard University, Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State University and Delaware State University.

Last month, Spelman also received a threat when multiple HBCUs across the country had reports of similar actions.

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