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Canadian teen pleads guilty to mass shooting at high school

  • Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang speaks to media in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. A teen has admitted to killing four people in a mass shooting at a high school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, sat quietly in Meadow Lake court Friday as his lawyer entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teachers at the school in La Loche on Jan. 22.  (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang speaks to media in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. A teen has admitted to killing four people in a mass shooting at a high school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, sat quietly in Meadow Lake court Friday as his lawyer entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teachers at the school in La Loche on Jan. 22. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers arrive to court in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Friday, October 28, 2016. A teen has admitted to killing four people in a mass shooting at a high school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, sat quietly in Meadow Lake court Friday as his lawyer entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teachers at the school in La Loche on Jan. 22.  (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers arrive to court in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Friday, October 28, 2016. A teen has admitted to killing four people in a mass shooting at a high school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, sat quietly in Meadow Lake court Friday as his lawyer entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teachers at the school in La Loche on Jan. 22. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Defence lawyer Aaron Fox speaks to media in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. A teen has admitted to killing four people in a mass shooting at a high school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, sat quietly in Meadow Lake court Friday as his lawyer entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teachers at the school in La Loche on Jan. 22.  (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Defence lawyer Aaron Fox speaks to media in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. A teen has admitted to killing four people in a mass shooting at a high school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, sat quietly in Meadow Lake court Friday as his lawyer entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teachers at the school in La Loche on Jan. 22. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A teenager has pleaded guilty to murdering two people and wounding seven others in a mass shooting at a high school in a remote aboriginal community in western Canada earlier this year.

The 18-year-old, whose name was not released under Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act, also admitted to killing two brothers in a nearby home in northern Saskatchewan.

The teenager on Friday entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two teachers at his school in La Loche, Saskatchewan and to second-degree murder in the deaths of two teenage brothers in the remote Dene community on Jan. 22.

Provincial court Judge Janet McIvor said the courts still need to determine if he should be sentenced as a youth or an adult.