5 Dead In Saskatchewan School Shooting – Armed Teacher Could’ve Stopped It

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At least 5 are dead following a shooting at a school in La Loche, Saskatchewan. Canada has very strict gun laws, and schools are “gun free zones.” Another example why teachers should be armed. Argyle Independent School District in north Texas allows teachers to be armed, and there have been no mass shootings in their schools. It’s time other cities and states follow suit. Tragedies like the one in Canada would be avoided. Our condolences to the families of the victims.

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The story from CBC News:

Five people have died in a school shooting in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Two others are in critical condition, he said.

“Obviously this is every parent’s worst nightmare,” Trudeau said Friday in a brief statement from Davos, Switzerland.

A suspect is in custody, he said, and the situation was under control.

Trudeau also thanked first responders who reacted “quickly and bravely” in what he called a “tragic and terrible day.”

La Loche is a community of about 3,000. The school is for grades 7 to 12.

“I ran outside the school,” Noel Desjarlais, a Grade 10 student at the school, told CBC News. “There was lots of screaming. There was about six, seven shots before I got outside. I believe there was more shots by the time I did get out.”

Desjarlais said he believed a suspect was in custody.

“Myself I’m fine,” he said. “I ended up running and telling people get out the doors.”

A Facebook post on the school’s page described an emergency occurring at the Dene Building of the school.

No one is being allowed in or out until further notice is given by the RCMP, according to the post.

Saskatchewan’s air ambulance system has also tweeted it has been dispatched to La Loche, which is about 500 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert, Sask.

An official from STARS said the service was dispatched from Saskatoon to La Loche at 1:35 p.m. CST.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall also issued a statement, about the situation.

“Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche,” Wall said. “My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the community. Thank you to the RCMP and all the emergency personnel who responded quickly to the shootings. Saskatchewan Education and Social Services will be available to provide all necessary crisis support and counselling services to the school and the community.”

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois also issued a statement Friday.

“As the former mayor of La Loche, I am shocked and saddened by the shooting in the Dene Building at the La Loche Community School in my riding,” her statement said. “The shooting hits close to home for me as my family members attend the school.”

She added that the community “has faced adversity in the past and we will persevere,” adding that her thoughts and prayers were with everyone affected by the shooting.

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