All schools in the U.S.’s second largest school district have been closed due to what officials are saying is a credible threat that was received electronically and refers to backpacks and packages.
School district officials have confirmed that schools will remain closed for the day.
On CBSN, former FBI agent Steve Moore said it will difficult if not impossible to trace the email.
“They can send their messages and bounce them through Turkey, Kazakhstan, and it takes years to unravel them, if you can.”
According to the district superintendent, every school is being searched by appropriate personnel.
LAUSD has more than 640,000 students enrolled at more than 900 schools in more than 30 cities, including LA.
New York City schools receive similar threat
The NYPD has confirmed that a “specific but NON credible threat was made to NYC schools this morning”.
New York Police Commissioner Bratton says an investigation is underway, and calls the threat a hoax.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 15, 2015
Just a few weeks ago, California had to deal with a shooting in San Bernadino, California. 14 people were killed in that incident.
More to come on this developing story. Check back for updates.
LA updates on Twitter
Parents/Guardians: Schools will not reopen today. All notifications will come from official LAUSD accounts, connect ed messages, or website.— LAUSD (@LASchools) December 15, 2015
LAUSD schools are closed today due to credible threat. Updates will be provided via https://t.co/AZDfmuaMmu & 213-241-2064.— LAUSD (@LASchools) December 15, 2015
Superintendent: every school being searched by appropriate personnel.— LAUSD (@LASchools) December 15, 2015
New York updates on Twitter
Just in: there was a specific but NON credible threat made to NYC schools this morning— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 15, 2015