Several higher education institutions in Mississippi and Alabama received bomb threats this week.
On Thursday morning, the nursing center at Hinds Community College in Jackson, Miss., received a threat, WAPT report the news. Mississippi State University, William Carey University, Meridian Community College and three Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College campuses also received threats yesterday. WLOX report the news.
A news release of Mississippi State University also mentioned that Alcorn State University, a historically black land-grant institution, and Itawamba Community College also received threats Thursday. All campuses reportedly issued evacuation notices and no bombs were found.
The incidents followed at least 13 threats against Alabama colleges and universities on Wednesday, including the University of Alabama at Huntsville, the University of South Alabama, Wallace Community College, Calhoun Community College, Auburn University, Reid State Technical College and Northwest Shoals Community College. . These agencies have also issued clarification notices.
Holmes Community College received the threat around 2:30 p.m. Thursday and was locked down yesterday afternoon, according to reports Clarion Ledger.
Karen Blanton, director of communications for Mississippi State University, said the investigation is ongoing to find the perpetrator.
“All bomb threats received at universities are handled with appropriate precautions and law enforcement agencies are used to investigate and assist as necessary,” Blanton said in a news release.
There are threats of an explosion is broken higher education institutions and closed campuses for the summer. Historically black colleges and universities have also gained a rash of bomb threats earlier this year.