Atlanta-based institutions have recently received specialized training to better prepare Historically Black colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to respond to bomb threats.

The response training was led by a collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a federal agency within the Department of Homeland Security, and the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). It was focused on providing Atlanta’s HBCUsMorehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta—and local law enforcement agencies with new security tools.

“We needed to make sure that we secure all of our campuses and deal with the stress and the anxiety that these kinds of things raise in our communities,” AUCC Executive Director Michael Hodge said of the training. “These things are historical in Black communities, and it’s important we deal with them head-on.”