All Los Angeles Unified School District Schools Closed Due To Bomb Threat [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines ordered that all LAUSD campuses be closed on Tuesday due to a bomb threat, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The threat that was received pertained to LAUSD and is being investigated out of an abundance of caution.

“I made a decision to close all of the schools,” Cortines said Tuesday. “I think it is important that I take the precaution based on what has happened recently and what has happened in the past.”

“I have asked the chief to be working with the city police department and the sheriff,” he said. “Before the day is over, I want every school searched to make sure that it is safe for children and safe for staff to be there on Wednesday.”

According to the Reuters, the bomb threat was emailed in to a school board member via an IP address based in Germany. The superintendent Cortines said at a news conference Tuesday that the threat was made specifically against students in schools, and that it pertained to “many schools.”

L.A. Unified contains over 900 schools and over 600,000 students K-12.


This story will be updated.

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