A vague bomb threat has resulted in emergency evacuations of all schools in the island province of Prince Edward Island.
A spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) say the threat did not mention any particular school so as a precaution all schools and the island’s university and college were evacuated and classes cancelled for the day.
The threat was sent via fax machine to the RCMP in the national capital, Ottawa, which mentioned bombs in several schools. It was received this morning and police say within minutes it was decided to implement the school’s emergency evacuation programme as a precaution for the provinces 19,000 students. All schools in the province are closed for the day,
There were no been no injuries during the evacuation of over 50 schools, and no explosions.
School staff and RCMP officers will comb the schools for suspicious packages this afternoon. Schools will re-open tomorrow if nothing suspicious is found.
A separate bomb threat in the province of Nova Scotia resulted in evacuation of the two campuses of the Nova Scotia Community College in the cities of Halifax, and Sydney, Cape Breton
Police say it’s not clear if the two threats are related. In both cases they are working on tracing the threats.