On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, CDU Administration discovered a bomb threat that had been emailed to a generic university email address on Sunday, January 9, 2022. The threat claimed that explosive devices had been planted on the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science campus in South Los Angeles.
Out of an abundance of caution, CDU immediately closed the entire campus and notified authorities. CDU campus safety and local law enforcement completed a review of the campus and determined that the campus was safe.
The campus reopened for limited operations on the following day. At the time of the incident, the campus was closed to students for an extended winter break and CDU was already operating under minimal staffing protocols for COVID safety. Therefore, the campus was only lightly populated.