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Police give 'all clear' following CEGEP bomb threat

05/17/2012 10:01 EDT | Updated 07/17/2012 05:12 EDT

Gatineau police have given the "all clear" after a bomb threat affecting three CEGEP de l'Outaouais campuses was called in this morning.

The threat is believed to be related to ongoing student protests in Quebec due to rising tuition fees.

Gatineau police spokesman Pierre Lanthier said a man called police at 7:54 a.m. from a payphone in Hull, though he wouldn't say which payphone.

The caller did not specify which of the three CEGEP de l'Outaouais campuses was involved. Classes at the Louis-Reboul, Gabrielle-Roy and Félix-Leclerc campuses were all evacuated.

Students and staff began to be allowed back inside at 8:56 a.m. The final campus reopened at 9:16 a.m.

Classes had resumed Monday after a vote last week to end the student boycott in Gatineau passed by a slim margin. Classes had been disrupted for 40 days.

Protests throughout the rest of the province continue.

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