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Last week, Howard University received two bomb threats within 48 hours, the first known threats to an HBCU this academic year.
According to the FBI, 57 HBCUs, including Fayetteville State University and Winston-Salem State University, have received bomb threats since January.
“Last week’s bomb threats towards Howard University are yet another unacceptable interruption of the academic life of our HBCU communities,” said Congresswoman Alma Adams.
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Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick, the university will need “extra resources from all law enforcement agencies” to solve the threat and bring the perpetrators to justice.