Friday, September 24, 1999

Bombings put black college on edge, alert




The Associated Press

        TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two apparently racist pipe bombings at predominantly black Florida A&M University have spread fear on campus and prompted school administrators to add security cameras and dozens of uniformed police officers.

        Classes were mostly full and students milled about the quadrangle Thursday, one day after the second pipe bomb exploded. Despite the security measures, many were uneasy.

        Neither pipe bomb caused significant damage but an anonymous call to a Tallahassee TV station threatening that the blast was “just the beginning” has many fearing that a racist serial bomber is on the loose. “It's playing with the very life of our university,” said Frederick Humphries, president of the 12,000-student school.

        Investigators wouldn't say Thursday if they have any suspects or even if the two bombings are connected, but they acknowledged similarities between the Aug. 31 explosion in an administration building restroom and Wednesday's explosion in the restroom in a classroom building.

       



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