“HOY NO HAY ESCUELA”
All 900-plus schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have been shut down due to a “credible threat” involving “backpacks and packages left on campuses.”
That’s according to The Los Angeles Times, which is quoting a school spokesman as saying the threat is “still being analyzed” by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
“Hoy no hay escuela,” signs at LAUSD schools read, which of course is Spanish for “no school today.”
More than 640,000 students attend government-run schools in the district. Another 60,000 people are employed by the district – which is the second largest in America.
The threat was reportedly delivered via email – from an overseas account. It allegedly referred to the planned detonation of bombs in book bags and other packages placed on various campuses.
“It was not to one school, two schools or three schools, but to many schools,” the district’s superintendent said.
The shutdown comes two weeks after a mass shooting at a government complex in San Bernardino, California left fourteen people dead and many more wounded.