Police in California have confirmed that all Los Angeles Unified School District schools were closed Tuesday morning due to a credible bomb threat, the LA Times reports.
LAUSD has more than 900 schools which serve 700,000 students. Authorities are planning a search operation of all campuses. According to LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines, who called the threat “rare,” the district received an electronic notice mentioning “backpacks and other objects.”
It is unclear when the threat was made and to which school board member, but the situation prompted the LAUSD to close all schools effective immediately, according to the Los Angeles School Police.
Students and staff were directed to stay away from all campuses.
The Los Angeles Police Department was assisting with the threat investigation.
This is a developing story.