'Electronic' threat closes Los Angeles schools

Dec 15, 2015 10:38 AM by Cheryl Wengren

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The latest on the closure of Los Angeles Unified School District schools due to a threat:

7:30 a.m.

Los Angeles Unified School District police Chief Steven Zipperman says an "electronic" threat led to the decision to close all schools in the nation's second largest school district Tuesday morning.

Zipperman says the threat is still being evaluated.

District Superintendent Ramon Cortines says the threat was against students, not just a single campus.

Officials are notifying parents to keep their children at home.


7:10 a.m.

All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District have been ordered closed due to a threat.

School district spokeswoman Ellen Morgan announced the closure Tuesday but released no further details ahead of a press conference at district headquarters.

The district, the second largest in the nation, has 640,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and more than 900 schools and 187 public charter schools.

The district spans 720 square miles including Los Angeles and all or part of more than 30 smaller cities and some unincorporated areas.


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