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A police officer puts up yellow tape to close the school outside of Edward Roybal High School in Los Angeles, on Tuesday morning after a threat. (Richard Vogel/AP)
A police officer puts up yellow tape to close the school outside of Edward Roybal High School in Los Angeles, on Tuesday morning after a threat. (Richard Vogel/AP)
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The country's second largest school district — Los Angeles' Unified District — was closed today after a threatening message was sent to the district.

Officials there say the threat is still being evaluated, and that schools would be closed until the threat was cleared, possibly by day's end.

According to district superintendent Ramon Cortines, the threat was "not to one school, two schools or three schools. It was many schools." He added that it was "to students at the schools."

The district houses 640,000 students in more than 1,000 schools.

For more on the threat, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with NPR's Nathan Rott.

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This segment aired on December 15, 2015.

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