Many of us woke this morning to news that the Los Angeles Unified School District had closed all schools in response to a threat. This included approximetly 900 schools that include 640,000 students.
There is no threat to Glendora at this time and officials wanted to make sure parents were assured of that. All Glendora schools are on normal hours today and not affected by the threat.
Glendora City News has spoke to Glendora Superintendent Rob Voors as well as Captain Ward of the Glendora Police Department. Both have provided the information that will be happening today to have GUSD and GPD proactive.
Around 8am today, GUSD sent out an “all-call” to parents informing them of the following:
“There was a threat directed at LAUSD and as a precaution they closed all of their schools today. There was no threat whatsoever against Glendora schools and we are open today. Principals and staff will be vigilant as always”.
Glendora Police also sent out a Nixle message and email alerts with the following:
“Advisory: All schools in Glendora are open today and are not affected by the threats received by the LAUSD. The Glendora Police Department will extra patrol all schools within the Glendora Unified school district, Charter Oak district schools within our city and private schools throughout the day. We ask the members of the community to report any suspicious activity to the Glendora Police Department. 626-914-8250”.
The threat against LAUSD according to news reports was some type of electronic communication that involved multiple schools, yet not specified which ones. Some local news reports, such as KTLA, had that it may have been in regards to backpacks or packages somehow.
We will continue to update this story should any circumstances regarding our city or schools change.