Bomb threat closes schools across Nunavut

Schools across Nunavut are closing this morning due to a bomb threat. 

"A threat has been received similar to the threats that were received in P.E.I. over the last day or two," said RCMP Sgt. David Lawson.

The RCMP says it received a threat at 9 a.m. this morning that bombs have been placed in schools in all three regions of Nunavut.

The Government of Nunavut issued a release asking parents and guardians to pick up their children immediately.

"This type of threat is taken very seriously and the Government of Nunavut is working with the RCMP to take every precaution to keep students and school staff safe," stated the release.

The release explained that the RCMP is conducting thorough walk-throughs of all schools, and school property and facilities.

"Although we don't belive the threats to be credible we have to take the proper precautions and close the schools," says Lawson.

The RCMP says this reporting is similar to threats received in other parts of Canada and the United States recently which have proven to be hoaxes.

The GN says once the RCMP has determined that schools are safe, principals and local DEAs will be informed and decide when to resume classes.