Los Angeles Schools Closed After Bomb Threat
All Los Angeles schools will be closed on Tuesday because of a bomb threat telephoned to a member of the school board, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Students and teachers were told to stay away from all the schools and campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The police were to hold a news conference soon to provide details.
Ramon C. Cortines, the superintendent of schools, said he would keep the schools closed until police had searched buildings to make sure the campuses were safe. Buses that had taken kids to school early this morning were turned around and sent back. The threat was received electronically.
The district, the second largest in the nation, has 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade at more than 900 schools and 187 charter schools.
“A threat has been made to not one school but many schools in the district,” Mr. Cortines told the New York Times. “Some of the details talked about backpacks and other packages. After talking with him, also with the board president, I made the decision to close all of the schools.”
Read more at the New York Times.