Officials closed all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday morning after receiving a “credible threat” of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses.
Authorities said they plan a search operation of all the LAUSD’s more than 900 schools. The nation’s second-largest school district has more than 700,000 students.
The move comes less than two weeks after two shooters killed 14 people in San Bernardino in what was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
Fearing the safety of schools and students, Cortines said he couldn’t take a chance, so he asked police to search all campuses, adult school and early education centers before reopening Wednesday.
Officials said the threat came in electronic form and was made to numerous but unspecified campuses. As a result, they made the decision to close them all for the day.
The Los Angeles Police Department and FBI were assisting with the threat investigation, said Los Angeles School Police Chief Steve Zipperman.
“The threat is still being analyzed,” he said. “We have chosen to close our schools today until we can be sure our campuses are safe.”
Students who already arrived at school will be supervised until parents can pick them up, officials said.
“Parents/Guardians please bring proper ID when picking up your child at school. They will be required,” the LAUSD said in a statement.
Closing the LA Schools: Terrorists are changing our way of life as Obama ignores the threat
By Mario Murillo
Today 700,000 students were unable to go to school in Los Angeles because of Islamic terror. The second largest school district in America was shut down by threats. Even after this—you will not hear Obama say—we are in a war with Islamic terror.
If he was doing his job the schools would be open today. If he had declared war on ISIS—if he had asked law enforcement to overrule political correctness and follow up on known threats—if he had given intelligence the assets and the green light if find sleeper cells—our lives would not be in danger.
His inactivity puts him on the side of the enemy. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum argued President Obama’s ISIS policy, “sounds like President Obama is in cahoots with the strategy of ISIS to maintain their territorial integrity,” “provides the greatest recruitment tool for ISIS,” and is “helping ISIS every single day” in an interview on Wednesday’s “Kilmeade & Friends” on Fox News Radio.
Sanatorum went on to say, “ President Obama’s criticism of some of the GOP opponents of his refugee plan, “It was despicable. You wonder how low this president can go in his mischaracterization, his depiction of anybody that opposes him, and taking the most extreme and lowest form of rhetoric that this president has deployed. He’s despicable, he’s delusional, and what’s causing the problem. ISIS isn’t fighting us because we won’t take Syrian refugees, ISIS is fighting us because they hate everything we believe in. ISIS is fighting us because in their holy books it says their job is to conquer the infidels, in which we are one. That’s why ISIS is fighting us. But we have a president who won’t even say the word ‘Islam,’ won’t even say the word ‘jihadist.’ This is a president who uses the term ‘ISIS’ and he doesn’t even realize he’s talking about the Islamic state when he says the word ‘ISIS.’ So, he even admits in his own rhetoric, that Islam is part of it, but again, it’s a delusional disconnect, and so what he has to do, in his fantasy world, is accuse people of things that well, they’re not advocating. No one is afraid of widows and orphans. A widow and orphan did not blow up or kill people in Paris a weekend ago. It was an ISIS plant within these groups of refugees who are coming to kill, and destroy, and pursue terror among the West, to destroy the infidel. That’s what they’re doing.”
Shut down the second largest school system in the nation!? They are changing our way of life and the White House seems to be abetting the change.
Get real! Look into this man’s eyes. What do you see? You see a sinister pathological smugness and indifference to truth. He does not even attempt to put a spin on his debacles; he simply changes the subject and then orders us to consider only what he says next.
Obama does and says things on a daily basis that would end anyone else’s career. He slept through the murders of innocent Americans in Benghazi. He used the NSA to spy on Americans. He turned the IRS into a tool for his reelection.
He can go before the people and say “We have it under control. No attacks will happen on American soil. Enjoy your holidays.” Days later 14 people are killed by terrorists in San Bernardino. What would the media be saying today if George W. Bush made those statements?
The media has a force field around him. It never confronts him about his lies or wonders about what he does in secret. No meaningful questions are permitted. Any line of questioning that would undermine his messianic narrative is taboo. No wonder this man believes he is accountable to no one.
He is laying the groundwork for a world without America. What is America? America is a firewall against tyranny. North Korea, Russia, China and Iran cannot take over the world until America is weak. This man Obama has, in 6 short years, weakened America more than all previous presidents combined.
He has crushed us under debt, he has us at each other’s throats, and he promotes thugs and demotes righteous leaders. The White House is staffed with all of the competence and wisdom of a banana republic.
I will not be surprised if this man tries to invent a civil disorder just so he can stay in office.
THIS IS ALL SUPERNATURAL.
I believe that his ability to lie, cheat, steal and injure with impunity is also fueled by the supernatural.
That misty blanket of deception that came on America is supernatural.
The widespread silence of American pastors is supernatural.
The moral grogginess of Americans is as if we’ve all been drugged supernaturally.
It is supernatural that the church cannot come together to answer the threat of this man.
It is supernatural that the church cannot galvanize against this man for the way he has turned on Israel in such an insulting and demeaning way. This alone proves his Antichrist spirit.
It is supernatural how Americans are not outraged by Obama’s preference for Islam.
It is supernatural that America can turn a blind eye to the world wide martyrdom of Christians. This man could not even call the 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded, Christians.
It is supernatural that for the first time in our history the 3 most popular American pastors refuse to preach on repentance, the Cross, the Blood, the inerrancy of the Bible and the existence of hell.
It is supernatural that there are those who continue to support Barrack Obama and yet call themselves Christians. Since the teachings of Christ and the policies of this man are in perfect opposition to each other, why do they bother to call themselves Christians? Only the supernatural allows you to host such a contradiction in your mind.
It is the supernatural spirit of Antichrist that has allowed the illogical, the absurd and the inconceivable to feel normal. It is time for every Christian to take a stand and admit what is happening.
Franklin Graham said, “His paternal father is Muslim, his stepfather was a Muslim, he went to Muslim school,” Graham explained. “His formative years were all guided by the influences of Islam. So his Christian position I don’t know.
All I know is that the policies that he has stood behind as president have been against Christ and against His teachings. Abortion is a sin and if you look at same-sex marriage, this is a sin against God and the president has stood defiantly against God and against His teaching and the teachings of the Scripture.”
No Christian can remain neutral. Terrorism—with the help of Obama—is changing our way of life. I leave you with one question…how can God use us to save our nation if–while our president refuses to admit a war on terror–we refuse to admit his war on us?