Schools across Nunavut were evacuated Thursday morning after receiving bomb threats. 

RCMP were faxed a threat around 9 a.m. and schools were notified shortly afterwards. Police are saying this threat is similar to the ones received in Prince Edward Island earlier this week.

Over 6,000 students were evacuated from 43 Nunavut schools.

The Nunavut government issued a public service announcement asking parents and guardians with children in school or daycare to pick up their children immediately.

“This type of threat is taken very seriously and the Government of Nunavut is working with the RCMP to take every precaution to keep students and school staff safe,” the release stated.

RCMP are conducting walk-throughs of all schools as well as school property and facilities.

All Nunavut Arctic College community learning centres and campuses are also being checked.

RCMP Sgt. David Lawson doesn’t believe the threats are credible, and says he expects schools to reopen Thursday afternoon.