Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Karla Homolka Will No Longer Volunteer at Montreal Elementary School

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Karla Homolka Will No Longer Volunteer at Montreal Elementary School

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Homolka will no longer volunteer at school

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MONTREAL - A private Montreal elementary school is moving to quell public fears following media reports about Karla Homolka doing some volunteer work there.

The school, which is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, says it won't allow anyone with a criminal record to volunteer in any capacity on school grounds.

The church issued a brief statement Thursday that didn't mention Homolka by name, but said it has "heard and listened to the concerns of parents and members of the community uncomfortable with recent reports in the media."

Local media captured images of Homolka using a purse to hide her face Wednesday morning as she dropped off her children outside the school in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grace neighbourhood.

On Tuesday, City News reported that Homolka had occasionally volunteered at the school, including supervising a field trip and bringing her dog into the classroom to interact with children. …

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