An “electronic threat” against several Los Angeles Unified School District has prompted the closure of all of the district’s campuses Tuesday.
Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the threat was “conveyed not to one school, but many schools in the district. Details talked about backpacks, other packages.”
“This is a rare threat. We get threats all the time,” Cortines said, while emphasizing that the threat was directed only at LAUSD schools, but not any specific campus. “I think the circumstances in neighboring San Bernardino, I think what has happened in the nation, I think what happened internationally — I, as superintendent, am not going to take the chance with the life of a student.”
The superintendent said he has alerted his staff to speak to the plant managers at all the campuses and asked them to walk the grounds for anything out of order. All of the district’s facilities, including early education centers, special education, adult education and charter schools will also be closed and searched.