Classes at Catholic all-male Loyola High School in central Los Angeles were canceled Wednesday after an anonymous threat was posted on social media, the school said.
Classes at Loyola High School in Harvard Heights were canceled Wednesday after an anonymous threat was posted on a social media website.
The threat was made Tuesday night, according to a school statement, and was being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI.
“In collaboration with the FBI and the LAPD, Loyola High School is taking precautionary measures and canceling all classes and on-campus activities on Wednesday, January 11. Further announcements and information will be provided later today,” the statement said.
Authorities are unsure whether the Harvard Heights campus was the actual target of the threat because there are other high schools with the Loyola name throughout the country, according to ABC7, which reported that the FBI did not deem the threat credible.
“It was a threat; it was from an anonymous person online, and it appears to be coming from overseas, and it was directed at a Loyola school, towards an unknown teacher, and … the person appeared to be upset about a bad grade,” LAPD Capt. David Kowalski told Channel 7.
“Currently, they’re working it out, to try to determine where it’s sourced from, and we work closely with the administrators at the school, to ensure that all the families and students feel safe coming back to school,” Kowalski said.
Loyola High is a Catholic college preparatory school for boys run by the Jesuits.
On Monday, an anonymous emailed threat that there would be a shooting at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks prompted cancellation of classes for the day and a search of the campus, which turned up nothing hazardous.
—City News Service
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