THUNDER BAY – NEWS – Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School students from several communities are heading home. The homicide that happened in Thunder Bay on Friday night of a student attending DFC has parents and school officials focused on the well-being and safety of their students.
UPDATE: There are reportedly some people who have concluded that Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School is closing and all the students are headed home – That rumour is simply that, a rumour. Students are headed home for time with family, with their community, and for time to heal.
Students from Sachigo Lake had planned to depart Thunder Bay this afternoon, and return home. Once home those students will receive counseling in their home communities. Weather caused problems for the flight.
Many parents across Northern Ontario who send their students to Thunder Bay for High School education live in a state of concern and worry for their teenagers. Having students so far from home opens the door to opportunities but also for problems.
Many students in Thunder Bay face issues coming from small northern communities where they know everyone to here in Thunder Bay where adapting to living in the city presents them with many challenges.
Parents, Grandparents, and the Chief of Council of Sachigo Lake have taken steps to allow their students to come home, and received needed counseling after the events of Friday night in Thunder Bay.