A threat “that raised concerns about the safety” of students and workers at Venice High School on Thursday prompted an evacuation and shut down site visitors across the campus, college officers stated.
The district grew to become conscious of statements made by a neighborhood member, Lt. Nina Buranasombati with the Los Angeles School Police Department stated in a launch. It’s unclear what statements had been made or who made them, however college police reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department to conduct a radical search of the campus within the 13000 block of Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista.
Students had been briefly evacuated to the varsity’s soccer area whereas police regarded into the threats, however by 2 p.m. the varsity had resumed regular operations and officers stated all students and staff had been protected.
Police stated the threat was not credible, in response to Buranasombati, and the LAPD is investigating the incident.
Venice Boulevard was closed by police in the course of the investigation. School police carried out additional patrols round campus, officers stated.
“The Los Angeles Police Department has also been notified about these statements, and we remain in communication with our local law enforcement partners about important updates that impact our school community,” Buranasombati stated.
“We take the safety and security of our students and our campus very seriously. All statements that raise concerns about the safety of our campus are immediately and thoroughly investigated by school administration, local law enforcement and district personnel to ensure the safety of our school community.”
Anyone who witnesses conduct or statements threatening faculties may be reported to campus officers or police, Buranasombati stated. The college police dispatch heart may be reached at (213) 625-6631.
The threat comes three days after a number of faculties in Los Angeles County had been shut down due to emails tied to bomb threats, which authorities later deemed as not credible.
On Monday, Damien High School in La Verne was evacuated and college was canceled for the rest of the day, in response to a tweet by the La Verne Police Department.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles stated a couple of Catholic faculties, together with different non-Catholic faculties, had obtained “a spam email [threatening] school safety.”
The e mail was just like one “distributed to schools and institutions in Europe last week that was found to be not credible and meant to cause disruption, panic and fear,” in response to the archdiocese.
Emailed bomb threats went out to colleges final week in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, in response to the Associated Press.
No Los Angeles Unified School District campuses had been affected by Monday’s threats.
Times workers writers Terry Castleman and Howard Blume contributed to this report.