The 17-year old charged with the murder of four people Friday afternoon in a Saskatchewan community appeared in court Monday, staring at the floor for most of the day.
The teen, who cannot be named because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with killing four people at a home and school in La Loche, Sask.
Described as tall and thin, wearing an orange jumpsuit with shackled legs and hands, the alleged killer is charged with charged with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.
During the hearing in Meadow Lake, about 350 km south of La Loche, the judge asked the accused whether he understood that he was forbidden from contacting several people involved in the case.
Brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine, aged 17 and 13, respectively, both relatives of the accused, were killed at home. At La Loche Community School, teacher Adam Wood and educational assistant Marie Janvier, 21, were killed during the eight-minute long shootout that critically injured seven others.
Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a moment of silence for the victims in the House of Commons. Trudeau’s office has said that the prime minister will visit La Loche as soon as possible. Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall made a visit to the community over the weekend.