LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The East Los Angeles College lockdown today 2013 has been extended to nearly a dozen or more schools. East Los Angeles College evacuation and lockdown today May 16, 2013 was issued after a telephone caller reported an alleged shooting to happen today.
The caller purportedly told a 911 dispatcher that the shooting would occur at 8 am PST Thursday. Even though two hours have since passed, officials report that the campuses are still on lockdown.
CHP reports that a dispatcher got the call at 7:14 am. Shortly after 10 am PST, however, officials confirmed to news a trace on the caller. Officials were concerned that the caller didn’t not indicate the location of his threat. Police were able to trace the call to near the East Los Angeles College campus.
But because of the vagueness of the threat, officials puts ten campus and all Monterrey Park schools on lockdown. No suspicious activity has been seen on any campus.
ELAC tells news that all classes are cancelled today. Monterey Park police Chief Jim Smith had no further details about the caller. “It’s really sketchy information.” The matter is being handled through a joint task force of campus police, LAPD, Monterey Park Police, and LASD. A briefing is expected at noon.