The University Of Utah Police Investigate Bomb Threat Against Black Cultural Center Among Several Other Racially Motivated Incidents
"It's not the kind of community we want to live in," Taylor Randall, President of the University of Utah, said.
January 14, 2022 at 7:09 am
University of Utah officials confirm they are investigating new claims of racist-motivated harassment among their students following several racist incidents, including the most recent bomb threat against the Black Cultural Center in Fort Douglas.
In a statement released by the University of Utah Police, a caller identifying himself as a Neo-Nazi informed the campus of a bomb planted at the center.
"The University of Utah is not a haven for this kind of hateful and biased thinking and attacks, and university leaders have committed to completing a thorough review with actionable steps to be implemented during the spring semester," the statement read.
While the school was secured and unoccupied, officers immediately responded at 4:25 a.m. and searched the building using bomb-sniffing dogs. The police reported finding no explosive devices; the building at the time. Due to no immediate threat to life, the police chief determined that a "timely warning" through the campus alert system was unnecessary.