RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities are investigating bomb threats that have been made to at least 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across America. This is the second day in a row that bomb threats have been made to HBCUs.

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The threats are putting the campuses on high alert on this first day of Black History Month.

The locations include Howard University, University of the District of Columbia, Morgan State University, Kentucky State University, Edward Waters University, Fort Valley State University, Spelman College, Xavier University of Louisiana, Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University.

This comes after six HBCUs received bomb threats on Monday. At the time, the Biden administration called the trend ‘disturbing.’

Some of the universities have lifted the threats and others have canceled classes.

Howard University has given the ‘all clear’ from the threat. Morgan State University has kept the campus closed and switched to remote learning.

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The FBI gave the following statement to 10 On Your Side regarding the threats:

“The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces are leading the investigation into the nationwide series of bomb threats to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and houses of worship. This investigation is of the highest priority for the Bureau and involves more than 20 FBI field offices across the country. These threats are being investigated as Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism and hate crimes. We are working closely with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, coordinating with the targeted institutions, and meeting with academia and faith leaders to share information.

Although at this time no explosive devices have been found at any of the locations, the FBI takes all threats with the utmost seriousness and we are committed to thoroughly and aggressively investigating these threats. 

Due to the continuing investigation we are unable to provide more details at this time. 

The FBI will continue our work to make sure all races and religions feel safe in their communities, schools, and places of worship. We would like to remind members of the public that if they observe anything suspicious or have information about potential threats to report it to law enforcement immediately, call their local FBI field office, or submit a tip to tips.fbi.gov.”