NY Officials: LA Overreacted
New York City school officials apparently received the same threat of terrorist attacks as Los Angeles, but the reaction was 100% different:
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton slammed the response as a “significant overreaction.”
Hours after Los Angeles officials abruptly shut down their schools, Bratton revealed New York received the same anonymous email threat but investigators quickly determined that it was a hoax.
Among the tip-offs: The “A” in Allah wasn’t capitalized in the email promising an attack, an error no true jihadist would make, Bratton said.
Other red-flags emerged after the NYPD learned Los Angeles had decided to close its schools, and the two police departments compared the threats.
The emails sent to both cities were identical except for the last line stating the location of the attack, and the writer claimed to be a student who was bullied for four years in each city, a police source told the Daily News.
“The letters are the same email,” the source said, noting that the threats also contained references to guns and explosives that suggested a lack of knowledge about them./blockquote>