Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement of condolence and support on the shooting at a school in La Loche:
“Albertans’ prayers are with the victims, their families and the first responders to the horrific shooting at the La Loche Community School in northern Saskatchewan.
“It is unacceptable that innocent children and their caring teachers should suffer violence and bloodshed under any circumstance, and especially in school where they have a right to feel safe.
“We know how closely knit First Nations communities are, and this tragedy is being felt and shared by every member of the Dene people, and by Indigenous peoples right across Alberta. All Albertans stand beside our Saskatchewan neighbours, and we share in this tragedy as parents, educators and friends.”