Halifax school evacuated after bomb threat, no suspicious package found

WATCH: An elementary school was evacuated, and a neighbourhood shut down after a bomb threat against the school Wednesday morning. Natasha Pace reports.

HALIFAX – No suspicious package was found at a Halifax school that was evacuated due to a bomb threat Wednesday morning.

Police say nobody was injured at John W. MacLeod School on Purcells Cove Road.

Classes were dismissed for the day after the evacuation.

Police have not confirmed how the threat was delivered, but say they are still looking for the suspect.

Halifax Regional Police spokesperson Pierre Bourdages said every situation is treated seriously.

“Every time we have this type of situation, we have to treat it as if it was a real thing,” he said. “We just can’t take any chances on it.”

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Halifax Regional School Board spokesperson Doug Hadley said all schools are prepared for such events and have practised evacuation drills.

Parent Matt Shaw said news of the threat surprised him.

“I couldn’t believe it actually,” he said. “The school is super-safe and the teachers are awesome.”

Purcells Cove Road was re-opened to traffic early in the afternoon after police and fire units cleared the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

– With files from Natasha Pace, Global News

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