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Fax machine threat a hoax, says Winnipeg School Division

Similar threats have been sent to schools and school divisions in Canada, including Halifax and P.E.I., as well as one U.S. location.

Metro file

The Winnipeg School Division says a threat that was faxed to area schools is a hoax.

The school division received the threat at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Similar threats have been sent to schools and school divisions in Canada, including Halifax and P.E.I., as well as one U.S. location. 

"We informed the police immediately," said Radean Carter, a spokesperson for the WSD. "At their advice we informed our schools and maintained vigilance while they did an investigation, we were informed around 10:30 it was a hoax."

Students and staff were not evacuated.

- With files from Braeden Jones