LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Officials said that two historically Black colleges in Arkansas received bomb threats Tuesday.
Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. said that the bomb threats were made to Philander Smith College and Arkansas Baptist College.
Little Rock police and the Little Rock Fire Department are reportedly working with both institutions to secure the campuses.
On Monday, at least a half-dozen historically Black universities in five states and the District of Columbia were responding to bomb threats, with many of them locking down their campuses for a time.
Both the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating, the agencies said in separate statements.
The bomb scares also come on the first day of Black History Month and less than a month after a series of bomb threats were made to multiple historically Black universities on Jan. 4.