The nation’s second largest school district is facing a terror threat on our own soil. Hopefully all the students make it home safe.
All Los Angeles schools have been closed over a credible terrorist threat.
More than 640,000 children are urged to stay in their homes amid fears of an attack on the nation’s second largest school district.
The FBI and explosive experts have been called in to sweep every locker, classroom, office, and bathroom of every campus across the 5,000-square-mile county.
Ramon Cortines, superintendent of Los Angeles schools who made the decision to close all 900 institutions, told a press conference at 7am Pacific Time he had received an email describing plans to bomb at least three schools and multiple students.
The threat mentioned backpacks and other objects, he said.
‘I can’t take a chance, I want all schools to be searched today,’ Cortines insisted. ‘I’m not taking a chance of bringing children into a place, into any part of a building, until I know it’s safe.’
He said he had ordered searches on schools of all kinds – from elementary schools to colleges.
This is not the first threat made against the district but this instance is unique, he said.
However, he insisted he is acting out of ‘an abundance of caution’ in light of the recent attack on the neighboring city of San Bernardino.
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