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High school principal arrested in connection with 2017 double murder

Claude Guimond on Global News in 2017, while he was still principal of Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School. Global News / File

RCMP in Powerview-Pine Falls have arrested a longtime local educator in a 2017 double murder.

On Feb. 28, 2017, two men were found dead at a home in St. Georges, Man.

The community is located on the Winnipeg River north of Lac du Bonnet.

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Powerview RCMP and the Major Crimes Unit conducted an extensive investigation and arrested Claude Francis Guimond, 54, of Fort Alexander.

The Sagkeeng First Nation band office confirmed that Guimond was the principal of Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School for 24 years until going on leave in 2017.

Guimond’s LinkedIn profile also says he was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and a combat veteran in the 1980s.

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He has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and is currently in custody.

The victims were named in March 2017 as Steven Chevrefils, 35, and Jody Brown, 43.

Police said both victims were fathers of two and well-known in the community.

The investigation is ongoing.

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