OPP investigating several bomb threats across northern and eastern Ontario, multiple schools targeted

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has launched an investigation into multiple bomb threats across parts of northern and eastern Ontario on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The OPP said several schools under different school boards and other facilities are being targeted with a demand for payment.

As a precaution, many targeted schools and facilities have closed as the investigation continues.

Parents are encouraged to contact their schools or school boards for more information. In additional to local officers, the OPP Cybercrime Investigations Team is engaged.

Schools in the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO), have been evacuated.

The Cornwall Police Service said it is aware of the current situation involving the CSDCEO “and are working collaboratively with schools.”

The public is always encouraged to report any suspicious activity that could be a risk to public safety.

 Anyone with information is urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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