Post-secondary schools evacuated after bomb threats in Toronto

Des écoles postsecondaires évacuées après des alertes à la bombe à Toronto

TORONTO – At least two campuses of post-secondary institutions in Toronto have been evacuated, Tuesday morning, while police were investigating threats of bombing several schools.

Ryerson University stated that the investigators had given the green light to the reopening of his school Chang, shortly before 11 a.m. University OCAD, however, has indicated that it would remain closed all day and all night, and notify later for its activities from Wednesday.

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The Toronto police said that four post-secondary institutions – universities, OCAD and Ryerson, and Humber college and George Brown – were the subject of threats, which affects 10 campus. It is unclear how many of them were actually evacuated Tuesday morning.

The first call was made shortly before 9 a.m. and all the threats were of the same nature, said the police.

The director of the Toronto police, Mark Saunders, said that the authorities were taking all these incidents seriously.

“If this is a hoax, ( … ), in the past, we have arrested people for false allegations, but for the moment, we consider them as a serious offence”, he said.

The police asks anyone who has received a threat or who has information about this to occur.

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