Delaware State was one of several historically black colleges and universities in the country to receive a bomb threat on Monday morning.
According to a statement issued by university President, Dr. Tony Allen, he received a call just after 5 A-M about the threat. Students were told not to come to campus until the all-clear was given. State and local authorities searched the Dover campus but found nothing suspicious.
Delaware State was one of five schools to receive a threat on Monday, and that includes Bowie State in Maryland.
Dr. Allen thanked authorities for responding and called out the “bullies” and “fearmongers”. He says that the threats are the most primitive form of racism, a form which is neither new nor unique in this country, and adds they will not be intimidated.
“We shall not be moved from standing sentry beside that open door, nor shall we be confused, intimidated, or bullied into believing anything other than what we are — Americans, learners, teachers, builders — useful and honorable people ready to soar,” Dr. Allen says in the statement.
The FBI in now investigating the incidents.