Saturday, January 23, 2016


            A 13-year-old boy shot and killed four people yesterday in La Roche, Saskatchewan, Canada. The young man apparently began his rampage at home; killing his two siblings and then went to his high school where he killed a teacher and a female student. The shooting is apparently one of Canada’s worst.

            The boy’s name has not been released, but a fellow student expressed dismay because the shooter was a “quiet person who always seemed so happy.”

Once again, based on fragmentary evidence, it appears that mental illness played a role in the shooter’s actions. According to news reports, the shooter posted his intentions on Facebook before murdering his two brothers and then going on to the school.

One of the questions yet to be answered is, were there other warning signs?

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