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DOVER, De - Delaware State University was one of several Historically Black Colleges that received a bomb threat on Monday. According to DSU Director of News Services Carlos Holmes, Sometime before 7 a.m. the University was made aware of a bomb threat.

DSU put an alert out to all employees and students, the DSU Police Department began a thorough search of the campus. They were assisted by the Dover Police Department and other jurisdictions. Employees and commuter students were instructed not to come to campus until they were advised that it was safe. Residential students were directed to stay in their dormitories.

At 12:49 p.m., the DSU Police announced that it had completed its search of the campus. No explosives were found.

The FBI “is aware of bomb threats received by some Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” the agency said in a statement provided by Jenna Sellitto, an FBI spokesperson in Atlanta. “The FBI takes all potential threats seriously, and we regularly work with our law enforcement partners to determine their credibility.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also responded to the threats on Monday and was working with local law enforcement to continue investigating, Acting Deputy Director Thomas Chittum said.