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FBI Reports at Least 57 Bomb Threats to HBCUs, Other Institutions Since January

Thirty-one FBI field offices are investigating this matter

The FBI said 57 historically Black colleges and universities, places of worship, and other faith-based and academic institutions received bomb threats between Jan. 4 and Feb. 16. The bureau is investigating the incidents as hate crimes.

Hampton University on Wednesday was the latest historically Black school to be targeted, the school said in a statement. The incident is among dozens of threats that have been made against HBCUs since the beginning of the year, sparking fear, anger and anxiety on campuses.

The threats have been made via phone call, email, instant message and anonymous posts online, the FBI said in a statement Wednesday. The agency has said its investigation is “of the highest priority,” with 31 FBI field offices working with local, state and federal law enforcement.

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