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Fort Simpson, N.W.T., parents want answers after teacher allegedly hit 8-year-old – CBC

Feb 23, 2024

Education council still investigating alleged incident at Líídlįį Kúę Elementary School last month

A family in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., is reeling after an incident at the community’s elementary school last month, and community leaders say it harkens back to residential schools.

The alleged incident happened on Jan. 22. That’s when Dylan Kakfwi says his partner got a call from the principal of Líídlįį Kúę Elementary School, asking her to come in.

He said the principal, Benjamin Adams, told Kakfwi’s partner their eight-year-old son Cashis was backhanded by his teacher, and that the teacher had reported the incident to him.

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