Los Angeles bomb threat: How do officials draw line between fear and caution?

December 15, 2015 10:57 PM

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Los Angeles bomb threat: How do officials draw line between fear and caution?

Los Angeles’s decision to shut down 900 schools Tuesday is a reminder that disruptions to American cities' daily social and economic rhythms can be only a mouse-click away.

New York — After a “credible” bomb threat prompted officials to shut down Los Angeles’s sprawling public school system Tuesday, Superintendent Ramon Cortines explained that he wasn’t going to take any chances.

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