Long Beach Schools Remain Open Despite LAUSD Terror Threat

Long Beach schools will remain open Tuesday as the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) monitors the situation involving a bomb threat made to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), causing the closure of all LAUSD campuses, authorities said.

“There have been no credible threats made to any schools in Long Beach, but we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of the schools, students and staff,” LBPD officials stated. “Should the situation change, we will send updates as appropriate.”

An electronic threat mentioning the safety of the LAUSD schools was received earlier Tuesday morning, Los Angeles School Police Department Chief Steve Zipperman said in a news conference.

LAUSD officials plan to release a statement in the afternoon following a search of every school.

The Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation were also notified, Zipperman said, and the threat continues to be analyzed.

LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines ordered the closure of all LAUSD campuses, more than 900 of them, as a precaution. The district, the nation’s second biggest, serves more than 700,000 students

“The safety of students is the District’s number one priority,” LAUSD officials said in a statement on Facebook.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.