Point/Counterpoint: Did LAUSD make the right call on closure?
Our two reporters here at LA School Report, Craig Clough and Mike Szymanski, both have kids in school. What they don’t have is a shared opinion about LA Unified’s decision on Tuesday to close down schools in response to an emailed threat of violence that proved to be empty. So here, in a reasoned conversation,...
By LA School Report | December 18, 2015
Rep. Sherman: Parts of email suggested threat was not credible
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Los Angeles) issued a statement today that released more details from the email threat that closed all of LA Unified schools yesterday. He also explained why authorities in Los Angeles and New York ultimately reached the same conclusion, that the threat was not credible. The full wording of the email has not yet...
By Craig Clough | December 16, 2015
LAUSD declares schools safe for opening, but investigation continues
LA Unified officials said tonight that all district schools have been declared safe and will reopen tomorrow. The decision was made after law enforcement officials determined that an email foretelling violent acts across the district was judged to be “not a credible threat” by investigators, in the words of Mayor Eric Garretti, who joined city...
By Mike Szymanski | December 15, 2015
Live updates of the LA Unified terror threat school closures
The LA Unified school district made the rare move today of closing all of its campuses after receiving a terror threat. Superintendent Ramon Cortines has asked for police to search every building — a major operation considering the district has over 1,100 campuses. The move also comes as New York officials said they received a...
By LA School Report | December 15, 2015