Posted on November 18, 2022

FBI: Dozens of HBCU Threats Linked to One Juvenile

Kevin Johnson, USA Today, November 14, 2022

The bulk of the threats leveled against historically Black colleges earlier this year are believed to be linked to a single juvenile who has been prosecuted as a minor by state authorities, a senior FBI official said Monday.

The juvenile was not identified, but the long-standing inquiry into more than 50 racially-motivated threats that unnerved the nation’s Black colleges is believed to have been resolved with the suspect’s identification and prosecution, said the official who was not authorized to be identified by name.


The senior official said an investigation is continuing into two other tranches of threat streams: one involving 19 racially-motived communications between Feb. 8 and March 31, that have since been linked to Internet addresses abroad.