SHERMAN OAKS—Classes at Notre Dame High School were cancelled after an anonymous e-mail threatened a shooting on Monday, January 9.
Ingrid Zelinger, an administrative assistant to the principal, told the press that the anonymous threat was received by the school via email at 5 a.m. and was immediately reported to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officer Irma Mota of LAPD said the e-mail threatened there would be a shooting at the campus.
The school’s website posted the following statement: “Early this morning Notre Dame High School received an anonymous, threatening email. It was reported to the LAPD. As a result of the precautionary police activity, Notre Dame High School will not conduct classes today. We expect classes to resume as scheduled tomorrow morning.”
A robocall informed the student’s parents about the situation.
LAPD’s bomb squad searched the school at around 8:30 a.m. after a suspicious package was found but police determined it did not pose a threat. During the search, the Ventura 101 freeway ramps were shut down to limit traffic into the school area for about an hour.
After investigating, police said no credible threat was found and classes will resume.