The province’s ombudsman said a teacher who was shot in face in the La Loche school shooting back in 2016, should no longer be entitled for compensation under government rules.
The substitute teacher, Charlene Klyne said she has lost all sight in her left and can only see shadows in her right eye.
In addition, pellets from the shooting are lodged in her jaw and chest and cannot be removed by surgery as it’s too dangerous.
Klyne filed a complaint last year, that workers compensation payments were not enough to cover her bills.
The Saskatchewan governmented instructed ombudsman Mary McFadyen to review the case.
McFadyen says Klyne has received all the support provided by government programs and workers’ compensation.
The office of the Ombudsman has since reached out to 620 CKRM and said that they looked at what they were able to provide for Klyne, but did not look at whether or not she should be compensated for pain and suffering.
A spokesperson said it’s outside of what they looked and what is typically provided by victim services and WCB.
The Worker’s Compensation Board Act and Victims Crime Act were looked at to see what they were able to provide, which pain and suffering were not a part of the act itself.
The spokesperson said that it’s now up to the Legislative Assembly to either make changes or make an exception.
(With Files from the Canadian Press)