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Morning Read: Authorities work to track source of LAUSD email threat

LA School Report | December 16, 2015

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The email that shut down LA schools came from an ‘Internet meme sewer’
It’s been traced back to a barebones email server that hosts thousands of accounts.
Huffington Post, by Ryan Grenoble

Parents, teachers grapple to explain Los Angeles school threat
The Los Angeles Unified School District will offer counseling to students when they return to classes on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.
Reuters, by Lisa Richwine

Commentary: Did Los Angeles overreact to school threat?
Shutting down a city, and engendering anxiety and frustration on a metropolitan scale, now only requires nothing more than an email.
CNN, by Jeff Yang

Chris Christie faults Obama for failing to prevent Los Angeles bomb hoax
Gov. Christie cited the LAUSD bomb threat to make the case that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were mishandling the country’s national security.
Huffington Post, by Igor Bobic

After LAUSD closure, local firms open up to kids
Restaurants offered free lunches to students, museums waived admission fees, and businesses opened their doors to kids as employees woke up to a morning in flux.
Los Angeles Business Journal, by Natalie Schachar

Commentary: Tale of two cities – to close or not to close schools?
In a swipe at L.A., New York City police chief William Bratton said the decision to close the L.A. schools was “a significant overreaction.”
EdSource, by Louis Freedberg

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