All Los Angeles Unified School District schools were closed Tuesday until further notice after LAUSD received a "credible threat," according to school district officials.
The threat was sent via email to a school board member Monday evening and was traced back to an IP address in Frankfurt, Germany, according to spokeswoman Ellen Morgan.
The "messaged" threat mentioned backpacks and other packages, Superintendent Ramon Cortines said at a morning news conference. He described the nature of the threat as "unspecified."
Earlier, another LAPD official described it to KTLA as a "terror threat."They closed 900 schools. One or two police officers per school would seem sufficient.
CBS New York reports:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City schools were among many districts around the country to receive an email terror threat Tuesday, but police have determined it not to be credible and are investigating it as a hoax, city officials said.
All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were ordered closed Tuesday due to a threat. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the email received in New York was similar to the one received in Los Angeles. He added that the system there shut down schools without consulting with the Los Angeles Police Department. Bratton called the move a “significant overreaction.”