Send­ing prayers

Is­lan­der Peter Bradley lives, teaches in com­mu­nity of Sask. school shoot­ing.

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MITCH MACDON­ALD

Res­i­dents in Ge­orge­town are send­ing thoughts and prayers to a com­mu­nity mem­ber who was con­nected to last Fri­day’s shoot­ing in La Loche, Sask.

Ge­orge­town Roy­alty res­i­dent Peter Bradley is cur­rently liv­ing in La Loche and teaches at the school where the shoot­ing took place.

Bradley, who was pre­vi­ously a reg­u­lar sub­sti­tute teacher at Ge­orge­town El­e­men­tary School, was un­harmed in the shoot­ing that saw four killed and seven crit­i­cally wounded.

Ge­orge­town Mayor Lewis Lavandier of­fered sup­port and sym­pa­thies to Bradley and other mem­bers of the small north­ern com­mu­nity.

“(Bradley) wasn’t in­jured, but it’s a ter­ri­ble tragedy,” said Lavandier. “When you know peo­ple that are in­volved in it, it cer­tainly brings it home.”

Lavandier noted that sim­i­lar tragedies are typ­i­cally as­so­ci­ated with the United States. They’re quite un­com­mon in Canada.

“It re­ally shakes you up when you hear about some­thing like that hap­pen­ing,” he said. “It’s a ter­ri­ble tragedy, and cer­tainly our thoughts and prayers are with the fam­i­lies in­volved in this.

It’s re­ally a sad sit­u­a­tion.”

Bradley’s wife, Dar­lene, still lives in Ge­orge­town Roy­alty, and he has fam­ily orig­i­nally from Ge­orge­town.

The Guardian was un­able to reach mem­bers of the Bradley fam­ily.

The prin­ci­pal of the La Loche school pre­vi­ously asked staff not to speak pub­licly about the shoot­ing out of re­spect for vic­tims.

The sus­pect had al­legedly shot and killed his two brothers be­fore go­ing to the school, where he shot nine oth­ers.

Two of the school vic­tims, a teacher and teacher’s as­sis­tant, were killed.

A 17-year-old sus­pect is in cus­tody and made an ap­pear­ance in court Mon­day.

He faces four charges of first­de­gree mur­der and seven charges of at­tempted mur­der.

CP PHOTO

Mem­bers of the RCMP stand out­side the La Loche Com­mu­nity School in La Loche, Sask., Mon­day. A 17-year-old boy al­legedly shot two peo­ple at the school last Fri­day af­ter shoot­ing two brothers to death ear­lier at a home nearby.

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