All Prince Edward Island schools were evacuated Wednesday due to a bomb threat received through a fax machine to the RCMP.
In a statement, the RCMP said “emergency evacuation plans have been activated” at schools across the province.
“Staff are taking students to safe locations in the community and buses are meeting them there. Parents need to ?meet their children at these safe areas,” the police force said in a statement.
The evacuation order came shortly after two Nova Scotia Community College campuses were evacuated after an undisclosed threat was made on the schools in Halifax and in Cape Breton.
The threat also prompted the evacuation of the University of Prince Edward Island, forcing the school to close for the day.
UPEI is closed for Wednesday, September 21
— University of PEI (@UPEI) September 21, 2016
During a press conference, RCMP in Charlottetown said a fax sent to the force’s Ottawa bureau threatened there were bombs in multiple schools.
“This fax indicated that a bomb had been placed in a number of schools in Prince Edward Island. It didn’t specify which schools, it did say a bomb would be detonated,” RCMP RCMP spokesman Sgt. Kevin Bailey said.
Bailey said police officers attended all of the schools on Prince Edward Island an there was no threat found and no injuries were reported.
“At this point, we don’t who is responsible for these threats, there’s certainly an active investigation,” Bailey said.
Bailey said officers were aware of the threats made in Nova Scotia and were working to determine if the threats were related.