UPDATE: After a thorough search by the Southern University Police Department and external law enforcement agencies, the Southern University land mass (Southern University and A&M College, Southern University Law Center, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and Southern University Laboratory School) has received an “all clear” in the wake of this morning’s bomb threat.
The campus remains closed for classes and normal operations through today. Residential students may resume accessing dining and fitness center facilities.
Normal operations and classes will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Southern University's campus was placed on lockdown Monday morning due to a reported bomb threat.
School officials sent out the message just before 7 a.m. canceling classes and putting the school on lockdown.
Students living on campus were advised to stay inside their dorms until further notice.
Read the full statement from the school below.
Southern University and A&M College received a bomb threat this morning, Monday, January 31. The Baton Rouge Land Mass including Southern University Lab, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, and the Southern University Law Center has been placed in lockdown status.
Classes have been canceled and students are to remain in their dorm rooms until an all-clear is issued. University operations will be suspended until further notice and campus entry will be limited at this time.
According to the Associated Press, at least six historically Black universities in five states and the District of Columbia were responding to bomb threats Monday, with many of them locking down their campuses for a time.
In warnings to students, school officials say some of the threats were directed at academic buildings. Georgia's Albany State University warned students and faculty on social media that “a bomb threat has been issued to Albany State University’s academic buildings.” Similar threats were made to Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Bowie State University in Maryland; Southern University and A&M College in Louisiana; Bethune-Cookman University in Florida; and Delaware State University, all historically Black institutions.