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

Los Angeles School Shutdown
Los Angeles High School is closed due to terror threat.

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.

A walkway in Hesby Oaks Elementary School is empty while the school remains closed. Photo: Danny Moloshok/AP/Corbis
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
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
Students and teachers who arrived at LA-area high school were turned away. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images/2015 Getty Images
Police near an entrance to a closed LA high school. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images


Photos: L.A. After Bomb Threat Closes Schools