Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach cancels classes after a bomb threat.
Written by Anthony Bicy
Belden Communications News
Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach enacted lockdown and shelter-in-place procedures due to a call in a bomb threat and an active shooter threat on campus early Monday morning.
As a result, the Daytona Police Department shut down Lincoln Street and Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard to investigate the threat. The officers used bomb-sniffing dogs to search the entire campus until receiving confirmation of all-clear around 11 a.m.
According to police, the Daytona Beach Police Department is working with various law enforcement agencies – including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – as investigators look into threats made across the United States today at various Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU).
This nationwide incident appears to have started around January 4, 2022, when six different HBCU campuses received threats. Today, seven additional campuses were targeted, including Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) in Daytona Beach.
The threats in these incidents appear to originate from a Neo-Nazi group that targets African Americans.
A heavy police presence will remain around the Bethune-Cookman University campus to restrict movement on and around the campus for the remainder of the day.
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