All Prince Edward Island schools evacuated over potential threat

More than 19,000 students are being evacuated from all public schools on Prince Edward Island because of what police say is a “potential threat.”

  • Sep. 21, 2016 8:06 a.m.

More than 19,000 students are being evacuated from all public schools on Prince Edward Island because of what police say is a “potential threat.”

RCMP say staff are taking students at more than 60 English and French schools to safe locations outside the schools, where buses are meeting them.

“School emergency evacuation plans have been activated,” the RCMP said in a statement.

They say parents are asked to wait for further instructions to pick up their children once the facilities are cleared under their safe plan procedures.

The Island’s main university has shut as well.

“The University of Prince Edward Island is closing for the day effective immediately,” it said on Facebook this morning.

Parker Grimmer, director of public schools for the Island’s board, says police contacted the board this morning about “a threat that was of a significant nature” and asked for the evacuation of all schools.

Three schools in Nova Scotia — NSCC Marconi Campus, Cape Breton University and the NSCC technology campus in Halifax — have also been evacuated due to potential threats.

Just Posted

Red Deer loses out on funding for addiction clinic

$8 million divided among eight communities

Man accused in toddler son’s death inept parent, not murderer: defence

EDMONTON — A defence lawyer says a man who is accused of… Continue reading

Feds approve Alberta’s carbon tax on big industrial emitters

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving the Alberta government a passing… Continue reading

Kenney to meet Trudeau next week, discuss pipelines and equalization

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are… Continue reading

Social media furor forces cancellation of Blackfalds school dance

Wolf Creek Public Schools cancelled a school family dance this week after… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: Ethical and sustainable gifts for the season

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Your community calendar

Tuesday The Central Alberta Council on Aging will hold its Christmas General… Continue reading

My playful feline discovers internet is the cat’s pajamas

Boy, have I opened up a box of worms. Unleashed a veritable… Continue reading

Band-Aids don’t cure addictions

I used to sing in a quartet years ago. It was one… Continue reading

Man accused in toddler son’s death inept parent, not murderer: defence

EDMONTON — A defence lawyer says a man who is accused of… Continue reading

Feds approve Alberta’s carbon tax on big industrial emitters

OTTAWA — The federal government is giving the Alberta government a passing… Continue reading

Kenney to meet Trudeau next week, discuss pipelines and equalization

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are… Continue reading

Leon Draisaitl, Alex Chiasson score early power-play goals, Oilers beat Kings 2-1

Oilers 2 Kings 1 EDMONTON — Leon Draisaitl and Alex Chiasson each… Continue reading

‘Things haven’t changed enough.’ Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

MONTREAL — There were promises to end violence against women and solemn… Continue reading

Most Read