NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk State University and law enforcement are investigating after a bomb threat was made against the campus Tuesday night.
NSU first sent out an alert email around 7:20 p.m. telling students about the threat.
Several law enforcement agencies, including the Norfolk FBI and Norfolk Police Department, are investigating the threat on campus, NSU officials said.
The Norfolk State University Student Government Association tweeted Tuesday night saying students had been evacuated and directed off-campus.
There were no injuries reported and police had relocated all students, faculty, and staff to a safe location until the campus was cleared by law enforcement.
North Carolina Central University — which is one of the country’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) like NSU — also received a bomb threat Tuesday.
NCCU said it was one of at least seven HBCUs that received a bomb threat Tuesday. Another was Howard University.
NSU Police Chief Brian Covington in a news release Tuesday night said that several other HBCUs faced threats this week.
Following an inquiry, the FBI National Press Office told 10 On Your Side that they are aware of the bomb threats, however they currently do not have additional information.
Read the complete statement from the FBI below:
“The FBI is aware of bomb threats received by some Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The FBI takes all potential threats seriously and we regularly work with our law enforcement partners to determine their credibility. As always, we would like to remind members of the public that if they observe anything suspicious to report it to law enforcement immediately.”FBI National Press Office
Those with information are encouraged to submit a tip via P3 tips or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.