Sentencing hearing starts for teen in La Loche school shooting

Residents of La Loche, Sask., say a prayer in front of a makeshift memorial at La Loche Community School on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. (Jason Franson / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By The Canadian Press, May 16, 2017 

MEADOW LAKE, Sask. – A sentencing hearing begins today for the teenager convicted in a deadly school shooting in Saskatchewan.

The teen has admitted to killing a teacher and a teacher’s aide and to wounding seven other people at the high school in La Loche in January 2016.

He also killed two brothers at a nearby home.

The teen, who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

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