Two stabbed at high school in La Loche, Saskatchewan, suspect in custody

Dené High School

Dene High School is shown in La Loche, Sask., in January 2019. Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press

La Loche Mayor Georgina Joibois says a student and staff member were stabbed in an attack at the Dené High School Thursday.

Jolibois told the Canadian Press that the two people, one staff member and the other a student, are being treated for their injures.

Jolibois also said a student is in RCMP custody.  La Loche is a small community about 600 km north of Saskatoon near the Saskatchewan-Alberta border.

A news release on the school’s Facebook page Thursday said RCMP have a person in custody. An automated email from RCMP says that during the current labour action, it continues to inform the media and public of issues of immediate safety concern, but there was no media release on the incident.

The elementary school was also locked down as a precaution yesterday and the Dené school did not open for classes today.

The Dené school was the site of a deadly shooting in 2016 when Randan Dakota Fontaine, 17, killed a teacher, an assistant and two of his cousins at a nearby home. Seven other people were injured in that incident.


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