The shooting in the tiny community of La Loche is garnering world-wide attention.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out on what happened in tiny northern Saskatchewan community saying it a parents’ worst nightmare.
He says he spoke with community leaders and they expressed the whole community is reeling.
On behalf of Canada, Trudeau says we all grieve and stand with the people of La Loche and all of Saskatchewan.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Executive are also sending their prayers to the families and community of La Loche with Chief Bobby Cameron saying they are in shock and disbelief after this horrible incident.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and opposition leader Cam Broten also weighed in on the tragedy.
Premier Wall stating words “cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events” in La Loche. “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.
Broten in a tweet said he was “shocked and saddened by news of a school shooting in La Loche. My thoughts are with all students, staff and families affected.”
One of Canada’s biggest sports stars even spoke out on the shooting.
After winning his 3rd round match at the Australian Open, Raonic told the crowd about the shooting and took time out to give his thoughts to all those affected saying he wishes those in La Loche all the best. He went on to dedicate today’s victory to the community stating everyone is behind them.