BREAKING TERROR RED ALERT: ALL LOS ANGELES SCHOOLS CLOSED Due to ‘CREDIBLE TERROR THREAT’

VIA| All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were closed on Tuesday due to a “credible terror threat.”

According to KTLA, school district officials and police confirmed the news early Tuesday morning. A short press conference was held after the initial announcement.

Reporter Jason Martinez tweeted about the terror-related closure, as well as the possible reasoning behind it.

According to reporter Ben Shapiro, the LAUSD shutdown involves some 900 schools and around 640,000 students.

UPDATE–10:11 a.m. ET: According to the Los Angeles Times, a bomb threat was called into one of the LAUSD’s board members. The threat involved backpacks and bags being loaded with explosive materials at several LAUSD schools.

UPDATE–10:23 a.m. ET: The threat made to the school board member was delivered electronically, and didn’t target a specific school or schools in the LAUSD. In addition, the FBI is now involved.

UPDATE–10:27 a.m. ET: Watch the press conference below, via CNN.

UPDATE–11:49 a.m. ET: According to the Associated Press, New York City officials received a similar threat but determined it was a hoax.


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