- Police are investigating after a bomb threat was made to the St. Louis Jewish Community Center in Creve Coeur Wednesday morning. All were deemed to be non-credible.
The threat to the JCC is part of a rise in anti-Semitism over the past few months, including threats to more than 100 Jewish groups in 33 states and the vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia.
The Levite JCC in Birmingham has suffered four bomb threats since the beginning of the year and been evacuated each time, disrupting its preschool and exercise facilities.
Thompson also tried to run for mayor in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, but, according to Reuters, failed to attract more than a single $25 donation for his bid.
The letter goes on to say, because of recent threats in the area, the community center is looking into their own security protocols and is monitoring the situation.
The scares are the latest of almost 150 bomb threats to hit JCCs, Jewish day schools and other Jewish institutions since the beginning of the year. The safety and security of our members, staff, and guests is always our top priority.
The Atlanta office of the Anti-Defamation League was the targeted of a bomb threat on March 7, as Patch previously reported.
The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.
On Thursday, a top NY police official said most of the threats were likely being carried out by a single individual using phone spoofing technology to mask the source of the calls.