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Saskatchewan school in lockdown after reports of shooting

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posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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A school schooting in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche has reportedly left two dead.
La Loche RCMP confirmed that there had been a school shooting at the La Loche Community School in the Dene high school building.
Clearwater River Dene Nation Chief Teddy Clark said there are at least two dead but that that the total number of causalities are not known.
“We are in the preliminary stages of investigation,” a spokesperson for the RCMP said in a release.
The Dene high school, which houses students from Grades 7 to 12, is in lockdown. Nearby Ducharme Elementary School has also been locked down as a precaution.

Saskatchewan school in lockdown after reports of shooting

This is a breaking story. The RCMP has confirmed there is an active incident ongoing and at least two people are dead. It is at the library of a community school that is part of a local high school.

No word on any injuries, or about the shooter yet.




posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks for bringing this to us, can you update the location, I'm not familiar with the area.

Is this in Canada?

From the link:

"CTV also quotes the community’s fire chief as saying a boy with a gun is in custody"

I'll pray for the families, terrible situation facing our schools...

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posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

In a community of 3000 there will be little left unknown in one way or another. At least the oddity in this situation that set it all off will stand out among so few. I guess we can only wait for more to found out. Hopefully the locals will speak about it before the official story comes out.



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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According to sources, the shooting suspect is either in custody or dead.

That is really , really up north. Quite shocking to me as a Canadian.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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Just listened to As It Happens and the interviews with one student ,the Mayor and a First Nations chief . Suspect in custody ,At least 2 dead and at least 6 others injured .Some are being medivacted to Fort McMurray .
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posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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What's dissapointing about this is that they'll be a whole week of discussions about how Native Canadians are treated and how they live in these sub standard conditions, leading them to lives of crime and abuse etc etc etc..

And then we will all go back to our lives, and nothing will get done to solve the problem.

Sad.

Not looking forward to the CBC page tomorrow morning naming the victims.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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Clearwater River First Nations chief near #LaLoche, #Saskatchewan says school shooter in custody. Says he's been told there are 4 victims.
12 mins ago - Twitter

Sad stuff.



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: PsychoEmperor

Yes, it's in northern Canada.

They're reporting multiple victims being treated. One student said they ran outside after hearing 6-7 shots then heard more after they were outside.



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

A # culture produces # people.

I'm tired of seeing reports like this and I'm pretty much tired of western culture it's time for a revamp.

It just sucks that everyone's kids have to die and everyone has to be nearly homeless before people start racking action.



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 05:05 PM
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At least in Canada, you attempt to have productive discussions on the human elements of why this happens rather than just defaulting to "ZOMG, guns are the debil!!!11!!" like we do in the states.

Maybe this time, something will be addressed or maybe someone just snapped as sometimes does happen.

At any rate, whenever this thing happens in a small community like this, it's a sure bet everyone knows or knew everyone else and it's more raw.

Thoughts and prayers to them. They'll have an especially rough time.



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I've been agreeing with you a little more often than normal!

Starred.
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posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: 5 dead, 2 critically injured in northern Saskatchewan school shooting - CTV


twitter.com...



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 05:43 PM
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I do have to say that its the mid winter killing spree season up there......
Seems like EVERY winter somebody goes nuts in the land o the midnight sun......
Being its happened on an isolated (relatively) "reserve", I am shocked but far from surprised......
tragedy, though it may be its par for the course in the sub arctic deep winter months.....
Sad but true...........



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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www.theguardian.com...

Shooter in custody. Five dead.
Very sad. Heart goes out to all affected.
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posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Our focus will be on where the kid got the gun to begin with. It's relatively difficult to get small arms in Canada.

Now if he brought a rifle of some kind, there's going to be a discussion about how he got it there without anybody noticing, especially in such a small community.

I am happy that it spurs discussions, but Canadians are Apathetic, quick to forget.

~Tenth



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 06:51 PM
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There are at least two crime scenes:


news.nationalpost.com...
According to multiple sources, there was a shooting incident at a residence in the community, followed by a shooting at the school soon after. RCMP said investigators on Friday afternoon and into the evening were at two locations: a residence in the 300 block of Dene Crescent and the Dene building.


This was probably some local troublemaker, known to the police. Guaranteed the shooter was on Prozac or something similar. And that he had been mentally 'treated.' No more guns for you, Canada!



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So now school shootings have now crossed over into Canada. I hope these shootings don't start spreading like a contagious disease, just like they have in the U.S..



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 07:49 PM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: Zaphod58

So now school shootings have now crossed over into Canada. I hope these shootings don't start spreading like a contagious disease, just like they have in the U.S..


Canada was the home of one of the very first school shootings.

École Polytechnique Massacre

a reply to: starviego

I highly doubt this presumably exceptionally poor and isolated person was on Prozac.



posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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Actually Canada was a pioneer in the school shooting genre.


5-28-75 Centennial Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, Canada Michael Slobodian, 16 3 dead, 9 seriously wounded

10-27-75 St. Pius X High School, Ottawa, Canada Robert Poulin, 18 3 dead, 6 wounded

12-6-89 Ecole Poytechnique, Montreal, Canada Marc Lepine, 25 15 dead, 14 wounded



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