No bomb found after threat made against North Battleford school, says division

A bomb threat at John Paul II Collegiate in North Battleford, Sask., on Thursday prompted RCMP to evacuate the school.

John Paul II Collegiate evacuated Thursday afternoon

RCMP were alerted around 1:20 p.m. CST to an unconfirmed bomb threat made against John Paul II Collegiate. (CBC)

Students and staff at a high school in North Battleford, Sask., were forced to leave the building after a bomb threat was made Thursday afternoon, according to RCMP. 

RCMP were alerted around 1:20 p.m. CST to an unconfirmed bomb threat made against John Paul II Collegiate.

Cory Rideout, director of education with the Light of Christ Catholic School Division, said the threat was written, but couldn't say what it actually said.

"The RCMP did a sweep of the building and confirmed what we thought it was, that it was low-level, and in actual fact it was nothing to it. Nothing was found to my knowledge," Rideout said of the threat. 

About 680 students and 36 staff attend the school. Students were sent to a nearby school and their parents were informed of the situation. 

Rideout said classes were cancelled for the day, but school will resume as normal on Friday.