Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Roving Reporter ; The Police charge 17-year-old boy in Canada after 4 shot dead

TORONTO (AP) — A 17-year-old boy was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder in a mass shooting at a school and home in a remote aboriginal community in western Canada, officials said.
      Police said the male suspect can't be named under Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Grant St. Germaine said nine people were shot in the school, including a female teacher's aide who died at the scene and a male teacher who died in a hospital. He said seven people wounded in Friday's shooting at the school are hospitalized.
      Two brothers, 17-year-old Dayne Fountaine and 13-year-old Drayden, were shot and killed in a home before the gunman headed to the grade 7-12 La Loche Community School, police said. Police responded to a call of shots fired at the school shortly after the lunch hour.
      Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commanding Officer Brenda Butterworth-Carr said when officers arrived at the school they saw the front door had been shot open. They entered the school, spotted the suspect and gave chase before apprehending him. He is due in court next week.
      A resident of La Loche, Saskatchewan, pays his respects on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 to the victims of a Friday school shooting. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Police said Saturday that they were not aware of a motive and declined to say what type of gun was used.
      The school is in the remote Dene aboriginal community of La Loche in Saskatchewan Province. La Loche is a community of less than 3,000 where just about everybody knows everybody else.
      "This is a significant event for Canada," St. Germaine said. "It's a huge impact on the community of La Loche. It's a part of changing times. We are seeing more violence."
Residents lighted candles and placed flowers at a makeshift memorial outside the school.
      Shootings at schools or on university campuses are rare in Canada. However, the country's bloodiest mass shooting occurred on Dec. 6, 1989, at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique, when Marc Lepine entered a college classroom at the engineering school, separated the men from the women, told the men to leave and opened fire, killing 14 women before killing himself.
      The educational assistant killed at the Saskatchewan school was identified as 21-year-old Marie Janvier. Deegan Park, her boyfriend of three years, said he would have given up the rest of his life just to spend another year with her.
      "I grew up not a good guy, but she turned me right," Park told The Associated Press. "She was that much of a great person to turn me right from all the wrongdoings I used to do. ... She was a fantastic person."
      "I loved her, I really did," said Park, who remembered her smile and how she would blush when she was happy.
Kevin Janvier said his daughter was an only child. "I'm just so sad," he said.
      Ashton Lemaigre, a teacher at the school and friend of Marie Janvier, said she worked as a teacher's aide in his classroom. He said she was kind and patient with children and planned to get her teaching degree someday.
     "The kids loved having her around," Lemaigre said. "They would just come running to her. And she was just a friend to everybody."
      A second victim was identified as 35-year-old Adam Wood, a new teacher at the school. His family in Ontario issued a statement describing him as an adventurer with a passion for life who made people laugh until their stomachs hurt.
"Adam had just begun his teaching career in La Loche last September and was enjoying his time," his family said. "He was always up for a good challenge and lived each day joyously."
      Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, called it "every parent's worst nightmare."
A student who was just returning from lunch when the shots were fired Friday said his friends ran past him urging him to get out.
      "'Run, bro, run!" Noel Desjarlais-Thomas, 16, recalled his friends saying to him as they fled La Loche's junior and senior high school. "There's a shotgun! There's a shotgun! They were just yelling to me. And then I was hearing those shots too, so of course I started running."
      The RCMP said the first reports of shots being fired at the school came in around 1 p.m. Friday, and parents and residents were warned to stay away. Witnesses said some students hid in gym dressing rooms for hours. A nearby elementary school was also placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said he is in a state of disbelief. He planned to visit La Loche on Sunday and promised to provide crisis support and counseling services. La Loche, like a number of aboriginal communities in Canada's prairie provinces, has been plagued by high suicide rates and poverty.
      Wall added that U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman had offered the counsel of U.S. communities that have experienced school shootings.
"He noted that quite tragically the United States has more experience with the likes of what we saw in La Loche," Wall said.

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  1. Hi HB
    I see more details are coming out....Children killing children. Could anything be more tragic and senseless than that? Whatever we have done to our kids to make them potential mass murderers we should be hung for. It is our fault in the end. My generation were losers in the biggest way. Not all bad...just screwed up. And we passed it on. We let them sit in front of the TV and video games until they were seeing double. It was a good baby sitter. And that's one of the things that shaped them.
    They think he used an old shotgun. That's probably what they hunt with up there. They don't have proper sewage or clean water facilities up there and not enough doctors. They are the poorest of our poor. It is our biggest shame.
    Anyway, thank you for covering this story.
    I have a lot on my plate at the moment
    but I will be back and that's a promise.
    luv and hugs

    1. My dear Butterfly ,
      There is a melting pot brewing all across the world . This small village in Canada is proving things are spreading all over the world .
      Kids killed each other for years , gang bangers in California , the Bloods and the Crips , The Italian Junior mafia in New York and I could go on and on , it's very common , reaching to the ends of the world .
      I do not agree that a certain generation is to blame .
      If you look closely , this has been going on for years , people only notice when it hits close to home . I do blame the government for not doing more for the Aboriginal people , after all they are the true Canadians .
      You should not take on the responsible of taking the blame for someone else wrong doing , take a good look at your kids , those are the ones you are responsible for . I also raised a bunch of kids , most turned out well and you know the rest .
      Canada has one of the highest taxes in the world , the Aboriginals should have more . You are not to blame for that , the government that supposely take care of that situation , I suppose when they finish filling their pockets , there is nothing left .
      The state of Louisiana was left in a mess from Jindel . We are not blaming the past Governors for this mess , we are blaming the people that voted him in office twice .

      My Lady , look at the kids you raised and be thankful for the job you and your husband did .
      You are welcome and I will help you and Nee as long as you need me . Nee told me you had some family problems , hope they will be seldom soon .
      Looking forward to your return ,
      Hugs and love