Live updates

Advertisement

Advertisement

All schools in Los Angeles district closed after threat

All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have been closed. Credit: RTV

More than 1,000 schools in the Los Angeles area have been forced to close due to a "safety threat".

All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were ordered to shut because of the threat.

Around 640,000 students go to school in the area, from kindergarten through to 12th grade.

The FBI has been notified of the threat, the validity of which is still being investigated.

Teachers were asked to stay at home, with employers urged to show the "maximum possible flexibility".

Load more updates