MONTEREY PARK - Schools in Monterey Park, including East Los Angeles College, were in locked-down as a result of an anonymous phone threat this morning (Thurs. 5/16/13)
An anonymous phone call was received by the Highway Patrol and then emergency plans went into action according to a police department announcement. The caller said that he was armed with an automatic weapon and he was going to attack a school in Monterey Park.
Police were immediately dispatched to schools in the city. All the schools were locked down and many of the surrounding streets were closed.
Streets around East L.A. College have been closed down as police, including Monterey Park Police and Sheriff's Department investigate the threat.
News reports also indicated that threatening reports were also directed at other campuses in the West Side of Los Angeles.