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. The RCMP said that there were no reports of any injuries.
Located on the east coast of Canada, Prince Edward Island has just 146,000 residents, making it the nation’s smallest province.
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.
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