On Tuesday, Douglas Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, and the Second Gentleman of the U.S. was escorted out of a neighborhood highschool in D.C. after a bomb menace was made whereas he attended a Black Historical past Month occasion.
In keeping with Reuters, Emhoff was at Dunbar Excessive College, which was the primary highschool for Black college students within the U.S., celebrating a Black Historical past Month occasion when the menace was made. As college students and directors have been evacuated, Emhoff was rushed away by Secret Service Brokers.
The bomb menace comes after a sequence of threats that have been lately made at numerous traditionally black faculties and universities all through the nation. Police say preliminary details about the menace from Tuesday was neither associated to the earlier threats, nor was it focused at Emhoff. Nonetheless, the potential for the menace being tied to the earlier threats haven’t been utterly dominated out.
The menace that was made to Dunbar Excessive College on Tuesday, was made through telephone name, and authorities started to hint the decision. Emhoff’s group stated the menace was reported to the Secret Service. Nonetheless, his spokesperson reassured that he was protected.
A spokesperson for District of Columbia Public Faculties (DCPS) stated, “We had a menace right this moment to the ability so we … took the precaution of evacuating everyone, as you noticed. I believe everyone seems to be protected. The constructing is evident.”
As previously reported, final week a complete of 13 HBCUs acquired threats together with Coppin State College, Mississippi Valley State College, Morgan State College, Alcorn State College, Tougaloo Faculty, Jackson State College, Kentucky State College, Fort Valley State College, Howard College, Xavier College, College of the District of Columbia, Spelman Faculty and Edward Waters College.
Previous to that, there have been six colleges that acquired threats, together with Howard College.
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