Full email threat to LA schools released

Posted at 11:55 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 13:55:11-05

ABC affiliate KABC-TV in Los Angeles obtained the full text of the threatening email directed towards Los Angeles Unified School District that led the district to close all of their schools on Tuesday.

The full email also mentions Bakersfield, San Diego, and San Bernardino:


    I am emailing you to inform you of the happenings on Tuesday, 12/15/15.

    Something big is going down. Something very big. It will make national headlines. Perhaps, even international ones. You see, my last 4 years here at one of the district high schools has been absolute hell. Pure, unmitigated, agony. The bullying, the loneliness, the rejection... it is never-ending. And for what? Just because I'm 'different'?

    No. No more. I am a devout Muslim, and was once against violence, but I have teamed up with a local jihadist cell as it is the only way I'll be able to accomplish my massacre the correct way. I would not be able to do it alone. Me, and my 32 comrades, will die tomorrow in the name of Allah. Every school in the L.A. Unified district is being targeted. We have bombs hidden in lockers already at several schools. They are strategically placed and are meant to crumble the foundations of the very buildings that monger so much hate and discrimination. They are pressure cooker bombs, hidden in backpacks around the schools. They are loaded with 20 lbs. of gunpowder, for maximum damage. They will be detonated via Cell Phone. Not only are there bombs, but there are nerve gas agents set to go off at a specific time: during lunch hour. To top it off, my brothers in Allah and I have Kalashnikov rifles, Glock 18 Machine pistols, and multiple handheld grenades. The students at every school in the L.A. Unified district will be massacred, mercilessly. And there is nothing you can do to stop it.

    If you do end up trying to, by perhaps, beefing up security, or canceling classes for the day, it won't matter. Your security will not be able to stop us. We are an army of Allah. If you cancel classes, the bombings will take place regardless, and we will bring our guns to the streets and offices of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, and San Diego.

    I wish you the best luck. It is time to pray to allah, as this may be your last day.

Classes are back in session in the Los Angeles Unified School District a day after an emailed threat led the huge school system to shut down.
A district statement says all schools are open Wednesday morning and are operating on regular schedules.
Chief Deputy Superintendent Michelle King says all schools are safe and crisis counselors are available if students want to talk about the situation.
 Most high school students are taking semester final exams. Friday is the last day of school before winter break.
The decision Tuesday to close the district with 640,000 students came after a school board member received an email threatening a large-scale attack.
 New York City schools received a similar threat but officials there concluded that it was a hoax.