Several Southern California schools, including Catholic campuses, had to cancel classes on Monday afternoon due to a slew of threatening spam emails.
Police reported that due to a bomb threat received via email, Our Lady of the Assumption School in Claremont sent their students home early. Upon investigation, authorities discovered that the threat was a part of a spam email movement sent to multiple campuses. Fortunately, there was no actual bomb on campus.
According to the La Verne Police Department, Damien High School closed for the day and underwent evacuation due to a threat against private schools in the area.
According to the police, the threat has been labeled as “not credible” and seems to have originated from overseas.
As a precautionary measure, Bishop Amat High School in La Puente canceled its classes after being affected by the threat. Parents were notified about the cancellation to ensure the safety of their children.
As a precautionary measure, schools under the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have cancelled their classes upon receiving the email.
The archdiocese released a statement today, indicating that several Catholic and non-Catholic schools had received a spam email that threatened school safety. This email was similar to one that had been distributed to schools and institutions in Europe the previous week. The authorities had discovered that the European email was not credible and was only intended to cause panic, disruption, and fear.
Classes across the three Baltic nations were cancelled last week as schools and kindergartens received emailed bomb threats.
Despite bomb threats that led to hundreds of children in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia being told to stay home from school, a senior Lithuanian official has reassured the public that there seems to be no imminent danger.
Several schools in Compton, Alhambra, San Dimas and Covina faced the same consequences.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, there have been threats reported and they have taken measures to ensure safety by conducting patrol checks at local schools throughout the day.
According to the L.A. Unified School District, there have been no reported threats made towards any of their campuses.
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