NEW YORK, New York (FOX 11 / AP) - New York City officials say they received the same threat but quickly concluded that it was a hoax. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said he thought Los Angeles officials overreacted by deciding to close the schools.
"We are very comfortable that this is not a credible threat...concerned with people overreacting to it," says @CommissBratton— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 15, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters Tuesday that the threat came in the form of a "generic" email and that New York officials quickly concluded that it wasn't credible.
De Blasio said Tuesday morning that he was "absolutely convinced" there was no danger to schoolchildren in New York.
Commissioner Bratton said he thought Los Angeles officials overreacted by deciding to close the nation's second-largest school system.
He said a school superintendent received the threatening email Tuesday morning.
Bratton said the person who wrote the note claimed to be a jihadist but made errors that made it clear the person was a prankster.