May 16, 2014 4:05 pm

Threats made at Meadow Lake schools, two schools locked down

Several Meadow Lake, Sask. schools evacuated after threats made; two schools temporarily locked down.

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MEADOW LAKE, Sask. – Five schools in Meadow Lake were evacuated and two were locked down after threats were made Friday afternoon in the northwest Saskatchewan city.

RCMP say threatening phone calls from an unknown called were received at Gateway, Jubilee and Lakeview elementary schools just after 1 p.m.

Lakeview Elementary and Carpenter High School were placed under a lockdown, but those have now been lifted.

Northwest school division officials say students can be picked up from the school and buses will be running for those who are bussed.

Students from Gateway and Jubilee schools, along with students from Jonas Samson High School and the Transition Place Ed Centre were evacuated to Lions Park Hill.

The school division says all students are safe and parents of those students can pick them up after checking in first with RCMP.

Police say students at Meadow Lake Christian Academic Centre were also relocated.

Mounties are currently working with school officials to search the buildings and surrounding areas to determine if there is cause for concern.

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