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P.E.I. schools will be back in session Thursday

Schools in P.E.I. will be back in session on Thursday, said P.E.I.'s Public Schools Branch following a province-wide evacuation order on Wednesday.

'This is not a normal day and this is a day that I think we've responded to well'

Parker Grimmer, the director of P.E.I.'s Public Schools Branch, said staff and law enforcement will make sure the schools are safe before students return (CBC)

Schools in P.E.I. will be back in session on Thursday, said P.E.I.'s Public Schools Branch following a province-wide evacuation order on Wednesday.

"We'll make sure those schools are places that students can return to. We'll be ready for tomorrow to have them back in the building," said director Parker Grimmer.

UPEI and Holland College will also be back in session Thursday.

'This is not a normal day'

"This is not a normal day and this is a day that I think we've responded to well."

We did everything we could and we'll look at that to make sure that if there's more we can do if it was to every occur again.– Parker Grimmer

Grimmer said school officials did a good job of handling the evacuation.

"We did everything we could and we'll look at that to make sure that if there's more we can do if it was to ever occur again," he said.

"I think [an event like] this is new to us, so we're reacting in a new way to it, but we have plans and procedures and I think we followed them."

With files from Stephanie Kelly

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