SILVER LAKE — Allesandro Elementary has been locked down this morning and Riverside Drive has been closed to traffic as authorities investigate a report of a suspicious person on campus.
One woman who drove by the campus shortly before 8:30 a.m. said there were at least half a dozen police cruisers outside of the campus as helicopters hovered overhead. Riverside Drive in front of the school had been blocked to traffic as police sealed off the area, she said.
Officers from the LAPD and LAUSD were inspecting the campus as students remained in classrooms, according to the Los Angeles Schools Police. Classes at the L.A. Unified campus has resumed on Tuesday.
* Update: The school is expected to resume operations shortly, according to L.A. Schools Police. KTLA reports said the lock down was in response to an anonymous phone call from a pre-paid cellphone. Similar calls were made on Tuesday regarding other schools. An LAPD spokeswoman refuted reports that armed suspects were seen on or near the campus.