NEWS BRIEF: HBCUs get protection training against bomb threats

Investigation focuses on ‘a few individuals’

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Atlanta are learning safety measures following a series of bomb threats against the learning institutions. Law enforcement agencies held a training session at the Atlanta University Center on Saturday that covered tools and techniques for responding to threats in order to protect faculty and students.

The FBI indicated last week their investigation into the threats is now focusing on a few individuals, some of whom could be copycats. At the same time, the White House announced that affected HBCUs would receive new funding to help them in “restoring a safe environment conducive to learning.”