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Police evacuate all schools in Prince Edward Island

  • A police officer searches outside the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Institute of Technology Campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Students were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

    A police officer searches outside the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Institute of Technology Campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Students were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer leaves the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Institute of Technology Campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Students were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

    A police officer leaves the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Institute of Technology Campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Students were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer with the K-9 unit searches an area outside the Nova Scotia Community College Institute of Technology Campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Students were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

    A police officer with the K-9 unit searches an area outside the Nova Scotia Community College Institute of Technology Campus in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Students were evacuated after police received a threat that bombs were placed at a number of schools. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say all schools on the small Canadian province of Prince Edward Island have been evacuated because of a "potential threat."

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that students are being taken to safe locations. Police provided no other details, but say a news conference will be held later in the day.

Parents and guardians are being asked to wait for further instructions before picking up their children.

Three schools in the nearby province of Nova Scotia — NSCC Marconi Campus, Cape Breton University and the NSCC technology campus in Halifax — also have also been evacuated due to potential threats.