School, law officials prep after LA threat

Posted at 6:46 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 12:23:40-05

An email threat sent to a Los Angeles Unified School board member prompted all Los Angeles schools to close for the day.  The massive school closure across the L.A. community today caused Kern County law enforcement and school districts to be prepare for the worse.

Once a child enters the doors of a school, it then becomes the responsibility of the administration to protect them. So when a threat is made, law and school officials take it very seriously. Local officials here in Kern County said anytime a terror threat is made close to home, there’s room for preparation.

"We checked with our local school district here to make sure they had not received any similar threats, and they told us they had not,” said Garry Carruesco, Bakersfield Police Department.

“You can rest assure if we receive a threat it is going to be investigated thoroughly,” said Joe Lopeteguy, Chief of Police at the Kern County High School District.

Bakersfield law enforcement is not actively investigating any threats here and they are not assisting the police investigation in L.A.., but will remain on alert.