The students were taken to safe locations
All schools on Canada’s Prince Edward Island have been evacuated due to a “potential threat,” police said on Wednesday, and several college campuses in Nova Scotia were evacuated as well.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said in a statement that the Prince Edward Island students were being taken to safe locations, where their parents will be able to collect them, according to the BBC.
Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, with a population of 146,000. The RCMP said that there were no reports of any injuries.
Also Wednesday morning, CBC reported that two campuses of the Nova Scotia Community College—the IT campus in Halifax and Marconi campus in Sydney—were evacuated due to bomb threats. Cape Breton University was also evacuated following an unspecified threat.
It is unclear if the events are linked.