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Phone threat received at Toronto Jewish school

Toronto Police were called Tuesday morning , March 7, 2017 to a Jewish school in downtown Toronto following a report on a “phone threat,” CIJnews was told.

The Police updated the following on Twitter: “SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT: Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, @TPS14Div, expect delays in the area. Full closure of intersection. #414353 ^CdK”

According to initial reports, the school and the adjacent community centre were evacuated while Police searched the area.

York Regional Police has initiated increased patrols and presence at synagogues, Jewish community centres and institutions across York Region in Ontario following current threats to the Jewish community across the U.S. and Canada.

The Jewish Defence League reported on March 6, 2017 that a Jewish cemetery in Toronto was vandalized. Police reports in recent months indicate a spike in antisemitic incidents in Canada.

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