Breaking News!!: Los Angeles, CA: All Los Angeles Unified School District schools are closed due to “credible threat”.
The Los Angeles Unified School District and authorities have announced that all schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District around the Los Angeles, California area are closed and all students at schools were sent home on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 while authorities investigate a “credible threat”.
Los Angeles Unified School District tweeted on Twitter, “LAUSD schools are closed today due to credible threat.”
Both the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are assisting the Los Angeles School Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District in a search operation of all Los Angeles Unified School District schools.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) was notified and the threat is being analyzed.
All schools are being searched by law enforcement agents, a sweep that will likely take the rest of the day because of the district’s size.
According to Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines that the district received an electronic threat that mentioned backpacks and other objects.
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines said that the threat was broad and did not point out specific schools.
The threat was made against “many schools,” said Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines.
The closure of Los Angeles Unified School District affects 640,000 students, from kindergarten through 12th grade, at over 900 schools and 187 public charter schools.
During a news conference, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines said, “I am not taking a chance of bringing children into a place, into any part of a building, until I know that it’s safe. I, as superintendent, am not going to take the chance with the life of a student.”
The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Parents and Guardians to know that proper identification will be required for picking up your child at the school.
Parents and Guardians are being asked to please bring proper identification when picking up your child at the school.
Los Angeles Unified School District students can ride Los Angeles Metro buses and trains for free until 12:00pm PT on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 with valid student identification.
If you have any questions regarding the closure, you can contact the LAUSD at: 1 (213) 241-2064 or at: http://home.lausd.net/
Well all Los Angeles Unified School District schools have been ordered closed, all schools in both San Bernardino County, California and Riverside County, California remain open.
On the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools website, a posting reads, “Based on information from law enforcement and district officials, Los Angeles Unified School District schools are closed today because of a “credible threat of violence.” In San Bernardino County, no K-12 school districts have reported being closed this morning, although San Bernardino Valley College also remains closed because of a credible threat made on Monday. As more information becomes available, County Schools will provide updates throughout the day.”
On the Facebook Page for Riverside County Office of Education, a posting reads, “All Riverside County schools are open today. We will be monitoring the ongoing closure of Los Angeles Unified School District schools.”
Schools in Pasadena, California; Burbank, California; Glendale, California; Altadena, California; Torrance, California; Simi Valley, California; Culver City, California; Glendora, California; Santa Monica, California; Malibu, California; El Segundo, California; Hermosa Beach, California; Newport Beach, California; Costa Mesa, California; and Palos Verdes Peninsula, California were not affected and remained open.
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