Bomb threats received at multiple Ontario schools but no devices found

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Published November 2, 2023 at 9:31 am

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Schools across Ontario closed early due to bomb threats yesterday but no devices have been found.

The threats were called into schools across the province yesterday (Nov. 1).

In southern Ontario, Halton Regional Police said a threat was made at Nelson High School on New Street in Burlington yesterday afternoon. Students left early for the day.

In Toronto, several schools received bomb threats including Kipling Collegiate, Lakeshore CI and Western Tech. The schools evacuated but no devices were found, according to Toronto police.

And across Northern and Eastern Ontario, police investigated multiple bomb threats yesterday, the OPP said.

“The threats targeted multiple schools under multiple school boards and other facilities, demanding payment,” the OPP said in a press release.

As a precaution many targeted schools and facilities were closed and in addition to local officers, the OPP Cybercrime Investigations Team investigated. No devices were found.

Thus far, police haven’t released if there is a connection between the multiple threats or if they are connected to a bomb threat at the Ottawa Jewish Community School on Oct. 31.

Ottawa Police released a statement on rising incidents that have targeted Jewish and Muslim community members.

Hate speech, symbols and other hate-motivated incidents are unacceptable, Ottawa Police said.

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