Howard University: No Suspicious Activity Seen After Threat

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28:  Organizer Talib Karim leads about 25 Howard University alumni, students, faculty and supporters on a march to downtown so to show their support and solidarity with the Occupy Movement October 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. In an effort that participants describe as "adding more chocolate" to the Occupy Movement, the demonstrators plan to join with others from the Occupy DC and Stop the Machine groups for a march that will take them through working-class neighborhoods and to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the heart of the nation's capital.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Howard University: No Suspicious Activity Seen After Threat

The HBCU is working with the FBI and local police.

Published November 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard University's president says officials haven't seen any suspicious activity or new threats since a threat against the school and its students was posted online.

President Wayne A. I. Frederick said in a statement late Thursday that officials at the historically blackschool in the nation's capital are working closely with the FBI and local police on the investigation. He says increased security will continue on campus and at local Metro stations.

Frederick says school officials "strongly denounce the sentiment expressed in the online threat because it speaks against the very freedoms that Howard University and our community stand for." He says he's encouraged by the community's "show of support and solidarity."

In a statement, the FBI Washington field office said it was aware of the online threat.

Marc Lamont Hill congratulates Mizzou protesters below.

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Written by Associated Press


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