Bomb Threat Closes +900 Schools in LAUSD

Today the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the nation, encompassing 1,100 schools in Los Angeles, has shut down all of its schools in response to a bomb threat sent to a council-member in an email, threatening many of the LAUSD schools. Effective 7:45 AM Tuesday December 15th, until Wednesday December 16, all schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (known as the LAUSD) are shut down and school will resume Wednesday.

The call came from someone who appears to have lived in Frankfurt, Germany, but police still won’t confirm the suspects or location, citing that the perpetrator of the scare may be masking his location using alternative computer software programs such as Tor.

So far, one student is confirmed dead, a 17-year-old who was walking home from one such closed school, when he was run over by a city truck in the Highland Park neighborhood.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, “…by midday, elected officials briefed by law enforcement said the threat did not appear to be credible.” 

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