Teachers lead young students out of Spring Park School in Prince Edward Island, A faxed bomb threat to police resulted in all schools in the province being evacuated and closed for the day.

Teachers lead young students out of Spring Park School in Prince Edward Island, A faxed bomb threat to police resulted in all schools and 19.000 students in the province being evacuated and closed for the day.
Photo Credit: CBC

Bomb threat empties entire province’s schools.


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.

An RCMP spokesman said when the threat was recieved the emergency evacuation programme was initiated for all schools as a precaution. No bomb was found.
RCMP spokesman Kevin Bailey said when the threat was received the emergency evacuation programme was initiated within 10 minutes for all schools as a precaution. No bomb was found. © CBC

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.

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