Red Sucker Lake closes school while students, staff mourn death of boy, 16 – CBC

Oct 23, 2022

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WARNING: This story contains distressing details.

The youth had just turned 16, was a quiet and respectful student and had his whole life ahead of him.

Nick Harper, his grandfather, says the entire family is still in shock and they have no idea why the boy, who CBC is not naming per his parents’ request, took his own life on the Red Sucker Lake First Nation school playground last week.

“I haven’t slept,” said Harper, who is also the community’s education director.

“We’re very puzzled. We were surprised that he did that to himself. I don’t know if he had any problems. He had good friends.”

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