**Updated** DSFNO schools to reopen Thursday following anonymous threats

**Updated at 3:55 p.m.**

The Edmundston Police Force says threats that led to the closure of all schools in the District scolaire francophone du Nord-Ouest (DSFNO) were hoaxes.

In a press release, the school district confirms that all schools and administrative offices will be open Thursday.

Police say a first call was received at 5:34 a.m. by a man who said that his son's friend intended to go to Edmundston's Cite des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany high school with a rifle.

They say a second anonymous call at 6:15 a.m. indicated that a male youth was carrying a rifle in a guitar case.

Insp. Steve Robinson of Edmundston police says the RCMP is involved in the investigation as the calls appear to be coming from the Haut-Madawaska region, believed to be the youth's area of residence.

Police are continuing to ask for the public's help to identify the "person or persons responsible for causing this distress in the community."

DSFNO Director Luc Caron says, "We are relieved by the outcome and would like to thank the parents for their understanding. Every school is ready to welcome and accompany students and staff members tomorrow."