Police have issued an order to evacuate more than 60 schools and universities in the eastern Canada over a series of threats, including an anonymous bomb threat.
“Police agencies and school administration are evacuating all Prince Edward Island schools due to a potential threat,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.
Federal police said that students at all primary and secondary schools across the Atlantic island province were taken to designated safe locations.
Parents have been told they can collect their children from school’s designated safe locations.
One of the campuses in Nova Scotia received a bomb threat shortly before 8am while the other campus had an unspecified threat, say police.
Prince Edward Island University and Cape Breton University were also evacuated. No injuries have been reported.
UPDATE: The University of Prince Edward Island is closing for the day effective immediately.
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The province is Canada’s smallest, with a population of around 146,000. Prime minister Justin Trudeau returned to Ontario last night after attending the United Nations summit in New York.