LBUSD gets 'non-credible' threat similar to LAUSD, schools to stay open

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The Long Beach Unified School District announced Thursday email threats similar to those that prompted LAUSD school closures were received and deemed not credible by law enforcement. (KABC)

The Long Beach Unified School District announced Thursday email threats similar to those that prompted LAUSD school closures were received and deemed not credible by law enforcement.

A spokesperson from the school district said the threat was received Wednesday night.

School district officials were encouraging parents to send their children to all 85 campuses as schedules were expected to run normally.

As a precaution, however, officials said schools would have increased security.

Calls and emails were sent to parents informing them of the threat. Some parents told Eyewitness News they decided to keep their children home from school.

The Los Angeles Unified School District received a threat on Tuesday, which came in the form of an email to a school board member, and prompted the closures of about 1,500 campuses.

The threat of a large-scale jihadi attack was later deemed a "not credible" by investigators.

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