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Northern Saskatchewan school in lockdown after shooting

The premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan says there has been a shooting at a grade 7 through 12 school in an aboriginal community in the provice.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there are victims but did not say how many or release any other details.

A school in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche is in lockdown and dealing with an emergency situation amid reports of a shooting.

The school said Friday on its Facebook page that it will remain on lockdown until the Royal Canadian Police resolve the matter. It is asking the public to stay away.

La Loche is a remote aboriginal community of about 3,000 people in the central Canadian province of Saskatchewan.