Bomb Threats Target Jewish Community

Morgan Amos

One of the first bomb threats towards a Jewish community was on January 4th at the Orlando Jewish Community Center. The building was evacuated, and no bombs were found. However, on the same day another threat was made at the Orlando Chabad center. This marked the beginning of numerous calls across the country threatening different Jewish communities.

There was a total of 48 Jewish community centers in 26 different states, and even one in a Canadian Province, that received about 60 threats throughout the month of January.

On Monday, more threats started to surface regarding Jewish communities. There was a total of 11 threats on Monday, February 20th. That day Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to comment on the threats, “America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers. #JCC.”

Luckily, no bombs have been found. The threats have caused a great terror and chaos throughout the Jewish communities nationwide. Jewish leaders hesitate to call the threats, “hoaxes”.

Hopefully, the threats do turn out to be hoaxes and everyone remains safe, and the bomb threat callers are caught.