Spelman college locked down after 3rd round of bomb threats Wednesday

ATLANTA — Spelman College was the target of another round of threats made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country Wednesday.

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The university reported that the campus had been cleared around 1 p.m.


Students were sent an alert Wednesday morning saying there was a reported bomb threat on campus and asking students to shelter in place at their dorms.

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Classes were canceled and the school was locked down.

According to another alert, Public Safety swept the campus and found it to be clear of any threats. The campus remains closed down and classes remain canceled.

School officials have not given specific details about the nature of the threats.

This is the third round of threats the school has been subjected to this year. At least 17 American HBCUs have been targeted in recent months.