All LAUSD schools closed by ‘credible threat’ of violence

Dec 15, 2015 by

Officials have closed all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday morning after receiving a “credible threat” of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses.

Authorities said they plan a search operation of all of the LAUSD’s more than 900 schools. The nation’s second-largest school district has more than 700,000 students.

“I think it’s important to take this precaution based on what has happened recently and what has happened in the past,” LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines said.

The move comes less than two weeks after two shooters killed 14 people in San Bernardino in what was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

Fearing the safety of schools and its students, Cortines said he couldn’t take a chance, so he asking police to search all campuses, adult school and early education centers before reopening Wednesday.

Officials said the threat came in electronic form and was many to numerous but unspecified campuses. As a result, they made the decision to close them all down for the day.

Source: All LAUSD schools closed by ‘credible threat’ of violence – LA Times

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