A bomb threat shut down all of the North Island College campuses on Vancouver Island Thursday.
School officials said all of its campuses, including those in Campbell River, Courtenay, Port Alberni and Port Hardy, closed after they received a “non-specific bomb threat.” The Ucluelet campus was already closed for the summer.
“We have contacted local authorities and, out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to close all campuses for the day,” the college said in a notification that went out to students and staff.
Officials also said the bomb threat was called into one of the campuses before 9 a.m. All students and staff were sent home at around 10 a.m.
Randall Heidt, NIC’s Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives, said as of Thursday evening, they have received permission to open all the campuses.
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The college said it will provide more details on its website tonight and tomorrow morning.
RCMP are investigating the threat. Campbell River RCMP Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk said RCMP did respond to the campuses and ensured the public was safe.