A RCMP cruiser is seen outside a home in La Loche, Sask. Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. A 17-year-old youth allegedly shot two brothers to death at the home on Friday. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)
Brothers Drayden Fontaine, 13, and Dayne Fontaine, 17, were found dead in a house. Teacher's aide Maria Janvier, 21, died at the school, while teacher Adam Wood, 35, died in hospital. The boy's lawyer, Ian Mokuruk, said he was contacted on the weekend to represent the accused at his first court appearance. Asked outside court how his client was doing, Mokuruk said: "He's upset. Much like his demeanour in court, he was not at all happy, which is understandable. It's a very tragic situation." The teen's family members were in court, but left without speaking to reporters. Desjarlais-Thomas and another friend, George Janvier, were both inside La Loche Community School on Friday when gunfire broke out. They fled the area, one racing to safety outside, the other barricading himself inside the gym change room. Janvier, 16, said he and his friends have since been discussing what could have motivated the attack that also wounded seven people.
"He's upset. Much like his demeanour in court, he was not at all happy, which is understandable. It's a very tragic situation."
Both friends said they were aware of at least one other teen who regularly picked on the accused. Neither boy could describe what form the teasing took, other than recalling jokes were made or people would act "tough" toward him. But they both understood the accused didn't like it. "He once said that, 'Some day I'm going to eff-up (the bully). I'm going to beat him up. He said that like a couple times,' " said Janvier. Mostly, the teenagers simply knew the accused as an introverted peer who hung out with them every day. "He seemed like a nice guy. Whenever we hung out we'd make jokes. We played cards lots, too. One time we skipped school and hung out and we played cards for the afternoon," said Desjarlais-Thomas. He doesn't understand what could have happened. "It's a mystery," said Desjarlais-Thomas. "He didn't seem like that type of guy."
"He didn't seem like that type of guy."
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