Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Just Killed 2 Ppl:' A Look at Events in the la Loche School Shooting

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Just Killed 2 Ppl:' A Look at Events in the la Loche School Shooting

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A look at the events in the La Loche shooting


LA LOCHE, Sask. - A judge has handed a life sentence to a student who killed four people and injuring seven others in a mass shooting in La Loche, Sask., in January 2016.

Here is a timeline of events:

Jan. 22, 2016, before 1 p.m. -- Two teen brothers are gunned down in a home on Dene Crescent. There is a chilling exchange between friends chatting online. "Just killed 2 ppl,'' a youth writes to his friends. "Bout to shoot ip the school.''

Jan. 22, 2016, shortly after 1 p.m. -- Police begin receiving calls from frantic students and teachers who say there is a shooter in the high school. Students, just returning from lunch, flee for their lives. Some run for the doors, others hide in classrooms and in gym dressing rooms.

Jan. 22, 2016, between 1:08 p.m. and 1:10 p.m. -- Police arrive at the school. Officers see the outside door has been shot. They see a shooter inside and chase him deeper into the school.

Jan. 22, 2016, 1:15 p.m. -- Police challenge the shooter and he surrenders without negotiation or incident. Officers find nine people shot. Teacher's aide Marie Janvier, 21, dies at the school. Teacher Adam Wood, 35, is rushed to hospital, but cannot be saved.

Jan. 22, 2016, after 1:15 p.m. -- Police receive a call about a body in a house. They rush to the home and find Drayden Fontaine, 13, and Dayne Fontaine, 17, dead.

Jan. 25, 2016 -- A 17-year-old boy makes his first court appearance. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

Jan. 29, 2016 -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits La Loche. He assures the community that his government will offer support for years to come.

Feb. 26, 2016 -- Students return to the high school after changes are made, including added security and counsellors.

Oct. 28, 2016 -- The accused, who has turned 18, pleads guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder. The Crown says it wants him sentenced as an adult. …

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