Forty schools across Quebec and in Ontario have been hit by bomb threats this morning, prompting some of them to evacuate students and staff.
In the metropolitan area, the police department of the City of Montreal argues that schools are not evacuated but several are searched, including Dorval, Rivière-des-Prairies, Saint-Laurent and Beaconsfield. Where there dig, said Jean-Pierre Brabant, spokesman of the Police Service of the City of Montreal, the courses continue normally.
The SPVM confirmed that the threat came by email. However, it does not specify whether it is an email that is currently circulating on Twitter that a group announced a campaign of “four days of death at all (sic) Canadians.”
The authors of the anonymous e-mail claim to be a collective “furious with teachers unions and the horrors they inflict on innocent children.”
This group said they deposited two bombs in colleges, a bomb in a secondary school, a bomb in a primary school and two bombs in “school bus or city, used by these students.”
The SPVM ensures that schools are searched from top to bottom, inside and outside, and that nothing particular was found.
In Montreal, the SPVM precise, school staff participated in excavations, police ruling that any discharge into the metropolis was not necessary.
Affected schools in Quebec are both primary, secondary schools, colleges as French and English schools.
The Cégep de Drummondville was evacuated, as well as Ottawa schools and the North Shore.
Schools have also been targeted in the regions of Outaouais and on the North Shore. Sherbrooke police also conducted excavations in schools. Abitibi is not spared either.