More than 1,000 schools were closed in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday after education authorities received a bomb threat.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest public schools system in the USA, is responsible for nearly 700,000 students.
The LAUSD’s superintendent Ramon Cortines told a press briefing:
“I think it is important that I take the precaution based on what has happened recently and what has happened in the past. Before the day is over, I want every school to be searched to make sure that it is safe for children and safe for staff to be there on Wednesday.”
KTLA (@KTLA) December 15, 2015
LAUSD schools are closed today due to credible threat. Updates will be provided via https://t.co/Ss3e9GrpId & 213-241-2064.— LA School Police (@LASchoolPolice) December 15, 2015
Superintendent: every school being searched by appropriate personnel.— LAUSD (@LASchools) December 15, 2015