According to WTOP News, Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick penned a letter to the community, addressing the threat against its East and West Towers residence halls.
“It was difficult for me to witness in person students sitting in Banneker Park and heading to trailers on Sherman Avenue and crossing Georgia Avenue on their way to Blackburn Center in their pajamas and sleepwear,” Frederick wrote. “This is terrorism, and it must stop.”
The bomb threat marks the eighth one Howard has faced just this year.
Wayne asked faculty and staff to allow students time to deal with anxiety and interrupted sleep following the “traumatic experience” that pulled them from their residence halls.
“This isn’t about resilience and grit,” Wayne said. “We require extra resources from all law enforcement agencies directed toward solving this ongoing threat and bringing those who perpetrate its negative effects to full justice under the law.”
According to D.C. police, no explosives were found at the HBCU and no suspect has been identified in the most recent threat.
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