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Bomb threat shuts down Nunavut schools temporarily

Nunavut RCMP say a bomb threat that caused evacuations at schools in three regions of the territory was a hoax.

Mounties say all elementary schools, high schools and colleges have been physically checked by officers and school staff, and no suspicious signs were found.

Police had received information at 9 a.m. that bombs had been placed in schools across Nunavut.

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They said the threat was similar to ones received in other parts of Canada and the United States, which closed schools across the Maritimes on Wednesday.

A threat was also received by the Winnipeg School Division but no schools were evacuated.

Those threats also turned out to be fake.

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