The RCMP has released an update on the school shooting in La Loche Saskatchewan yesterday. A 17 year old boy was arrested for shooting 9 people and killing 4 at the school on Friday afternoon.
The teen faces 4 counts of first degree murder, 7 counts of attempted murder and 1 fire arm related offense.
Officers claim they still have no idea what the motivated the teen to kill so many. The rampage only lasted just under 10 minutes but devastated the lives of a nation, after two staff members and two brothers attending the school were among the killed.
The deceased include, 17 and 13 year old Dayne and Drayden Fontaine, Uxbridge teacher Adam Wood and his teaching assistant Marie Janiver.
Trudeau described the tragic events which unfolded this afternoon in the remote town of La Loche as ”every parents worst nightmare,” adding that “we all grieve with and stand with the community of La Loche and all of Saskatchewan on this terrible, tragic day.”
The La Loche Community School was placed in lockdown shortly after 1.p.m local time, with people asked people to stay away, as the RCMP investigated an emergency occurring at the Dene Building, which houses students from Grades 7 to 12.
Meanwhile, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has issued a statement on his Facebook page saying ”words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the community.”
He also extended his thanks to the RCMP and emergency personnel who responded quickly to the situation.
La Loche is a remote Dene community of about 3,000 people on the eastern shore of Lac La Loche in the northern boreal forest.
With Files from Marie Madden
Our country’s heart is breaking. We grieve with – and stand with – the people of La Loche today. Full statement: https://t.co/tWQAaewlX1
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 23, 2016