The Los Angeles Times has reported that all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses were shut down early Tuesday morning following a “credible threat” of violence which included “backpacks and packages left at campuses.”
Sources have reported authorities will search all 900 LAUSD’s schools; the nation’s second largest school district educates over a half a million students.
We get threats all of the time. This was a rare threat. – LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Corines
Less than two weeks ago, two shooters shamelessly murdered 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in what was considered “the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since September 11th, 2001.”
Officials say the threat came in electronic form and was made to numerous, but not any particular campuses. As a result, they made the decision to close all campuses for the day, per the LA times.
“The threat is still being analyzed,” he said. “We have chosen to close our schools today until we can be sure our campuses are safe.”