TIMMINS – School boards have announced that classes will resume tomorrow (November 2).
Schools across Temiskaming and beyond abruptly closed today (November 1) as police said they were investigating multiple bomb threats across Northern Ontario. Police said the threats targeted multiple schools under multiple boards in the Northeast and Northwest, and demanded payment.
At that time, police said no evidence of actual devices was found.
Later that day, District School Board ONE released a statement saying the OPP had confirmed schools could follow their protocols to reopen November 2.
The Grandes Rivières board posted a letter to families saying that police had informed it that they believed the threats were unfounded.
“We were therefore able to inspect all our schools, and now we can say that the premises are safe, our schools will be open again tomorrow,” wrote the board’s director of education, Sylvie Petroski.
The Northeastern Catholic District School Board said it had followed “all necessary safety procedures and there is no further safety concern at this time.”
École publique des Navigateurs in New Liskeard also confirmed that it would resume classes tomorrow.