Terrorism

Person who threatened LA schools claims to be ‘extremist Muslim jihadist’ with ‘nerve agent’

school-busOn Tuesday, news broke that the Los Angeles Unified School district completely shut down its schools after a threat was emailed, reportedly from somewhere in Germany.

According to the LA Times, the message was traced to an IP address in Germany:

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According to Twitchy:

California Rep. Brad Sherman told CNN that he’s read the threatening email and that some of what’s in it lacked credibility in his opinion. But he also said the person who sent the email claimed to be an “extremist Muslim jihadist” with “32 accomplices” and “nerve agent…”

Sherman, however, said some of the details lack credibility.

More details are on the way, but this was put out earlier Tuesday:

It could be a prank, but in the light of recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino and in light of recent arrests, it’s probably best the school district errs on the side of caution…

We’ll provide more as it becomes available.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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