What Los Angeles Looks Like After a Bomb Threat Closes All Schools

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Los Angeles High School is closed due to terror threat.Photo: Ted Soqui/Corbis

Los Angeles Unified School District closed every one of its schools on Tuesday after one of its board members received a bomb threat via email. The school district is the second-largest in the country, with more than 900 schools, more than 640,000 students, and nearly 60,000 teachers, staff, and other school administrators. So quite a lot of people in Los Angeles had a surprise day off. Some older students complained — or rejoiced — as many had finals before the start of winter break. A few even dubbed the school closures a #modernsnowday. 

Here is a look at Los Angeles on a sunny day when schools were completely shuttered.

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A walkway in Hesby Oaks Elementary School is empty while the school remains closed.Photo: Danny Moloshok/AP/Corbis
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The threat against schools was emailed to a school board member, apparently routed through a server in Germany.Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
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Police officers turn arriving parents and students away from a closed Edward Roybal High School in Los Angeles.Photo: Richard Vogel/AP/Corbis

#LAUSD #bombthreat is this the new normal? #crazyworld

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The LAPD on campus at Los Angeles High School.Photo: Ted Soqui/Corbis
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Students and teachers who arrived at LA-area high school were turned away.Photo: David McNew/Getty Images/2015 Getty Images
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Police near an entrance to a closed LA high school.Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images