Las Vegas Schools Receive Terror Threat Similar to L.A. & New York Threats

The Clark County School District in Las Vegas , Nevada has received a threatening email similar to one that shut down Los Angeles area schools on Tuesday. Although that threat was later deemed not credible by the F.B.I., a number of schools throughout the country have received similar emails and some have even canceled classes in response.

Clark County School Bus

Three Indianapolis school districts have suspended classes prior to winter break, saying they do not plan on reopening until Jan. 5, 2016. School officials in Las Vegas say they received a threat similar to ones reported by districts throughout the country, but have decided against closing campuses at the nation’s fifth-largest school district.

A Clark County School District spokeswoman says administrators discovered an emailed threat after 9 a.m. Thursday. “A regular school day is expected today and tomorrow. All daily functions will continue as normal. Principals and school staff have been asked to stay alert and keep students calm and focused on instruction.”

An email was sent to parents later in the day that read:

Parents,

In an effort to keep you informed, this morning after 9 a.m. Clark County School District staff discovered a threatening email similar to those received in other large districts, including LA, NY, Miami and Houston, where they were deemed to be less than credible.  We are working with local law enforcement agencies and are following appropriate protocol. This is not to to cause alarm, but we felt it necessary to share this information with you and will continue to keep you informed.  A regular school day is expected today and tomorrow. All daily functions will continue as normal.  Principals and school staff have been asked to stay alert and keep students calm and focused on instruction.

The district has crisis response plans in place, and we are proud to have a dedicated police force who patrol our campuses and are trained to detect and respond to threats. We continually review our processes to ensure we remain persistent and current in our efforts to prevent crime.

CCSD support staff, teachers and administrators take the security of our campuses and buildings seriously. We know we are entrusted with the well-being of approximately 320,000 students every day, and therefore, keep safety as our top priority.

4 Comments

  1. defcon1
    December 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    can anyone cite a previous terrorist attack that was preceded by a communicated threat? san bernadino? paris?
    ridiculous

  2. sureshot
    December 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Unlike us our enemies do not drop hints for us to get out of the way. They simply kill us.

  3. Jeremy Rivers
    December 19, 2015 at 7:40 am

    I think these emails are being sent by a pissant wanting to mess around with people. REAL terrorists would give no warning.

  4. Don’t childish pranks like idle threats happen all the time. If we got a full report every time a kid talked back to teacher or fought in the playground, my goodness, it would appear that these school kids are even worse than the Taliban.

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