Bomb threats reported at several HBCU’s in Arkansas, Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Over 15 Historically Black Colleges and Universities were placed on high alert Tuesday after receiving bomb threats two days in a row.

Officials say the bombs threats began on Monday. Many of the threats were made against schools close to the Mid-South. Freezing rain, sleet, snow possible this week

Those schools are Alcorn State University (MS); Arkansas Baptist College (Ark.); Jackson State University (MS); Mississippi Valley State University(MS); Philander Smith College (Ark.); Rust College (MS) and Tougaloo College(MS).

“Rust College did receive a threat this morning. The administration and security immediately contacted local authorities and they responded expeditiously to campus and brought out the bomb detection canines to do a complete sweep of the campus,” said Rust College’s Chief of Staff Tiffani Perry.

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