***Updated Thursday, November 9th at 4:55 pm***

Steinbach RCMP responded to an anonymous bomb threat made against the daycare in La Broquerie.

As a precautionary measure, the daycare, along with the adjoining school, were evacuated.

RCMP officers attended the school and conducted a preliminary search to ensure all staff and students had left the building. No devices or suspicious items were located. The area has been secured. Additional resources are on the way.

At 2:15 pm, St. Pierre RCMP received a similar complaint in relation to its daycare and school in the community. Both were evacuated.

***Updated Thursday, November 9th at 3:55 pm***

According to Superintendent Alain Laberge, several schools within Division Scolaire Franco-Manitoban received a bomb threat. The threat came in the form of an e-mail on Thursday at approximately 1 pm. 

Laberge says all students are safe, but some schools were ordered to move to a second location as a precaution. 

He notes all schools activated the Emergency Plan which requires keeping everyone indoors and keeping exterior doors locked.

Laberge says RCMP and Police are currently investigating the situation. 

He adds the safety and well-being of students and staff is paramount and it is with complete transparency that they share this information.


***Updated Thursday, November 9th at 3:30 pm***

St. Joachim School in La Broquerie was evacuated Thursday afternoon.

According to the school, the decision was made to evacuate the premises after a suspicious email was received. 

The school suspects the email was simply spam but took the precaution.

The school has informed parents that students have been sent safely to the arena and that bus routes will be in effect at 3:30 pm. Parents are also able to pick up their children from the arena.


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