Authorities Investigate Bomb Threats at Alcorn and Other Colleges – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

NATCHEZ – The Alcorn campuses received a bomb threat this morning, which law enforcement is investigating.

Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry said his officers were conducting a sweep of the Natchez campus while other agencies investigated a threat to the Lorman campus in Alcorn.

On the first day of Black History Month, authorities are investigating bomb threats made at several historically black colleges and universities across the country.

Jackson State University, Alcorn State University and Tougaloo College have all received threats.

School officials posted an alert on social media. Alcorn State University received an anonymous bomb threat this morning. We advise all students to shelter in place. Faculty and staff should not report to work until further notice. Please stay tuned to Alcorn’s website, emails and social media accounts for updates.

“Alcorn State University received an anonymous bomb threat this morning. We advise all students to shelter in place. Faculty and staff should not report to work until further notice. Please stay tuned to Alcorn’s website, emails and social media accounts for updates,” the post read.

— Alcorn State (@AlcornStateU) February 1, 2022

This story will be updated as new information becomes available.

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