LA students return to school after threat

A lock holds the gate shut at Edward Roybal High School in Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel, AP)
A lock holds the gate shut at Edward Roybal High School in Los Angeles. (Richard Vogel, AP)

Los Angeles - Students are heading back to class a day after an emailed threat triggered a shut-down of all public schools in the Los Angeles area.

School buses are rolling on Wednesday morning and parents are dropping off children at campuses in the nation's second-largest school district.

The decision on Tuesday to close the district with 640 000 students came after a school board member received an e-mail threatening a large-scale attack.

District Superintendent Ramon Cortines says he ordered the closure as a precaution.

New York City schools received a similar threat, but officials there concluded that it was a hoax.

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