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‘Numerous bomb threats’ prompt evacuations at OCAD: police

Toronto police say that “numerous bomb threats” have been made against post-secondary institutions around Toronto on Tuesday.

In response, OCAD University has evacuated and closed all of its buildings, while Ryerson University’s Chang School was briefly closed but has since reopened.

Police say threats were made to four schools in all: OCAD U, Ryerson, Humber College and George Brown College.

It was not immediately clear if Humber and George Brown were being evacuated, though George Brown did tweet that officials are “working with police” and that students should report any suspicious activity.

Within those four schools, ten campuses were threatened, police wrote on Twitter.

They also said that the first call about the threats came in just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, and that they take the calls “very seriously.”

In response, OCAD University announced just before 10 a.m. that all buildings are being evacuated and closed. In a follow-up statement, the school wrote that it would remain closed through the entire day and evening for the police investigation.

He said that police take this kind of call seriously and are investigating.

OCAD U is promising more updates on what happened by the end of the day on Wednesday.

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