UPDATE: RCMP threat assessment of September 21 school bomb threat in P.E.I. determined not credible

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Earlier today, police agencies and school administration evacuated all Prince Edward Island schools due to a bomb threat delivered to the RCMP. A comprehensive threat assessment was undertaken and police are confident that the threat was not credible.

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Law enforcement attended every school on the Island and conducted physical checks of the facilities and an extensive investigation was undertaken. The physical checks and investigation confirmed that the schools are now safe for reopening.

School emergency evacuation plans were activated with cooperation from Island police agencies and school administration.

RCMP are continuing their investigation into the incident.

RCMP thank all parties involved today during the ongoing developments of the day. Teachers, students, parents, guardians, bus drivers, government officials and community members were all very patient and assisted in a successful, and thankfully injury-free, resolution.

BACKGROUND:

All Island schools evacuated due to potential threat

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Students and staff are safe after Island police agencies and school administration evacuated all Prince Edward Island schools due to a bomb threat delivered to the RCMP.

School emergency evacuation plans were activated with cooperation from Island police agencies and school administration. All students were removed from the facilities by school staff to safe locations identified in each school evacuation plan.

Education officials provided information to the public about the transportation of students in the Public Schools Branch and the French Language School Board.

Students are either on busses heading home or will be boarding busses shortly.

Parents who normally pick up children for early dismissal may do so at the designated safe areas, where staff will be providing supervision until all children are picked up.

RCMP are continuing their investigation into the incident and will investigate any unusual items in Island schools. Teachers are encouraged to inform RCMP of any unusual or out of place items in the schools for investigative followup by RCMP members.

Further information will be made available as soon as possible.


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