'We're still here,' La Loche, Sask. teachers write emotional letter to community
4 people dead, 7 injured after shooting in northern Saskatchewan village
Teachers at the La Loche Community School have written an emotion-filled Facebook post to the community.
"The events on Friday were painful and scary and they won't be forgotten," reads the post. "Some people have expressed concern that some of us have left and the fact is, we are hurt and we are healing but we are still here."
According to police, a 17-year-old male allegedly opened fire at the school last week, killing a teacher and an educational assistant, and wounding seven students and staff. Two other youths were found dead at a house in the community.
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The Facebook post went on to promise that the community won't be abandoned by its teachers.
"Families are formed by blood and by circumstance," wrote the teachers. "We are supporting each other so we can help support you. We will be back. We will rebuild. We will get better together."
Adam Wood, a teacher from Uxbridge, Ont. had moved to the community this fall to begin his teaching career.
Dayne and Drayden Fontaine, aged 17 and 13, respectively died in the shootings. The brothers were shot at a residence, while Janvier and Wood were among those shot at the local high school.
The 17-year-old has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.