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HBCU in North Carolina temporarily evacuated after bomb threat

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North Carolina Central University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), sent out a temporary evacuation notice after a bomb threat on campus, The News & Observer reported

The school sent out an alert Tuesday evening ordering its campus community to “proceed immediately to the nearest exit and vacate the building.”

“This is not a drill,” the school’s alert said in all capital letters.

NCCU officials told school faculty to return home and students who couldn’t go home were ordered to report at a neighboring high school for safety precautions, according to News & Observer. 

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NCCU’s student newspaper, Campus Echo, confirmed that the bomb threat was reported. 

NCCU later tweeted that “All students who require transportation off campus to the evacuation point should report to the Lower Lot of the Mary Townes Science Complex parking lot.”

In a statement, the university said that an all-clear message was sent out and students were taken back to their dorms. 

This comes as multiple HBCUs including Howard University, Xavier University, Texas Southern University, Norfolk State University, Prairie View A&M University have reported bomb threats at their respective campus. 

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The Hill has reached to the HBCUs that have reported separate bomb threats for more information. 

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