Police have charged a man with second-degree murder following the death of a Calgary teacher at a home in southeast Calgary over the weekend.
Craig Kelloway, who was originally from Nova Scotia, was a science and math teacher at David Thompson Middle School.
"He was wonderful with the kids," said Marina Monro, the chair of David Thompson's parent council. "He was well liked by everyone at the school and he was by far everyone's favourite science teacher."
She said he was among the most popular teachers at the school, even for students who had never taken his class.
"We wish the family our sincerest condolences for their loss and we're very saddened.... He was just absolutely fabulous," said Monro on behalf of the parent council.
Calgary's 8th homicide this year
Emergency crews discovered Kelloway with critical life-threatening injuries after police were called to a home in the 100 block of Auburn Springs Close S.E. at around 11:30 p.m. MT Saturday. He was later pronounced dead.
Another man was taken into custody without incident at the scene, officials said.
Police announced second-degree murder charges against Nicholas Rasberry, 30, on Monday.
Investigators believe the suspect and victim, who live in the same neighbourhood, met for the first time earlier on Saturday afternoon at Kelloway's home.
Officials said they went to the suspect’s residence later in the evening where an altercation took place between the two.
Police say other people were present at the home earlier in the evening at a social gathering. Anyone with any information about Calgary's eighth homicide this year is asked to contact Calgary police or Crime Stoppers.
Police say the cause of death cannot be confirmed until the completion of a scheduled autopsy tomorrow.