Threatening Messages Prompt Partial LA Trade Tech College Closure

Two community college buildings near downtown Los Angeles were shut Thursday morning as sheriff's deputies investigate threatening messages written around campus, authorities said.

One such message was found on a bathroom wall Wednesday at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, prompting authorities to close the two school buildings out of an abundance of caution, according to Capt. Cheryl Newman-Tarwater with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Thursday classes were canceled at the two LA Trade Tech buildings, located on the south and north sides of campus. The cancelations were announced to students Wednesday night, Newman-Tarwater said.

Deputies' investigation into the threatening messages continued Thursday.

The campus bookstore was set to reopen at 3 p.m., according to a tweet from the school.

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