BREAKING NEWS: School in Canada on lockdown after 'shooting'; 2 people dead

At least two people are being reported dead and a suspect is in custody after a daytime shooting in a school in Northern Canada this evening.

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Acccording to reports, the La Loche School in Saskatchewan in northern Canada is the subject of a lockdown after reports that a gunman was on the loose in the school.

CBC Television reports there has been serious incident at the school.

The police say it is dealing with an emergency situation and is asking people to stay away.

CTV News quotes an official from the Northern Lights School Division talking about an "active shooter'' in the school's Dene building.

A Facebook page for the school in La Loche has confirmed that there is an emergency situation occurring.

There is currently an emergency occurring at the Dene Building and we are asking the public to stay away while the...

Posted by La Loche Community School - LLCS on Friday, January 22, 2016

"There is currently an emergency occurring at the Dene Building and we are asking the public to stay away while the matter is resolved by the RCMP.

"The elementary school is also under a lock down which will not be lifted until we hear that it is safe from the La Loche RCMP. We will not be allowing anyone in or out until we have a clear idea of what is going on."

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UPDATE 22 : 15 GMT - According to CBC reporter Devin Heroux, he had spoken to student, Noel Desjarlais, who was in the school when the shooting broke out.

 

Desjarlais says there was a lot of screaming…he heard six of seven shots before he got out of the school,” he tweeted.​

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