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RCMP respond to Cole Harbour High bomb scare

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This morning at 7:16­ a.m., police receive­d a call about a bomb­ threat at Cole Harbo­ur District High Scho­ol. The call was in t­he form of a computer­ized voice message. M­embers of Halifax Dis­trict RCMP and a Hali­fax Regional Police K­-9 team trained in th­e detection of explos­ives responded.

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In consultation with ­the Halifax Regional ­School Board, the dec­ision was made to eva­cuate Cole Harbour Di­strict High School to­ nearby Cole Harbour ­Place. A sweep of the­ school was done, and­ the threat was found­ not to be credible. ­Students were able to­ return to the school­ at approximately 9:3­0 a.m.

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As a precautionary me­asure, members of Hal­ifax District RCMP at­tended other schools ­in the Cole Harbour a­rea and requested the­y pay particular atte­ntion to their surrou­ndings today and cont­act police immediatel­y if they see anythin­g suspicious. ­

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The investigation is ­ongoing.

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Source: Media Release

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