La Loche school shooting: what we know about the victims
Four people were shot and killed on Friday during a shooting rampage in the remote community of La Loche, Sask.
Police have a suspect in custody, but so far no motivation for the tragedy has been given.
The four people killed have been identified as Marie Janvier of La Loche, brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine of La Loche, and Adam Wood of Uxbridge, Ont.
Here’s what we know about them.
Janvier was a teacher’s aide at the high school at La Loche Community School. She started working at the school last fall.
“She had a good sense of humour, she smiled a lot,” Chief Ted Clark of the Clearwater River Dene Nation told Global News in a phone interview.
“Nothing bad to say about her… she’s always been good.”
Janvier’s Friend Ashton Lemaige says the woman, in her early 20s, was kind and patient with children and planned to get her teaching
Dayne and Drayden Fontaine
Drayden Fontaine, 13, and Dayne Fontaine, 17, were brothers. Though they were students at the school, they were killed at a residence nearby.
The mother to both boys, Alicia Fontaine, posted about her grief on Facebook.
“My heart shattered into a million pieces,” she wrote. “So sad I don’t have no more babies.”
A substitute teacher at the high school said though he was only familiar with one of the boys, they were both nice kids.
“The students that have lost their lives [Friday], they were good students.”
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Wood was a teacher at La Loche community school, but grew up in Uxbridge, Ont. According to a statement from his family, he only started working in La Loche in September.
“Adam was quite an adventurer, had a passion for life, and would often make you laugh until your stomach hurt,” the statement read.
“He was always up for a good challenge and lived each day joyously.
“Adam Wood could put a smile on anyone’s face,” reads a Facebook post from a friend of his. “One of the friendliest and funniest person I knew and certainly will be missed”
With a file from The Canadian Press.
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