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article imageOntario principal dead after apparent murder-suicide

By KJ Mullins     Oct 15, 2012 in Crime
Brampton - A Brampton, Ontario school is in mourning after what appears to be a weekend murder-suicide. Principal Debra Allen and her husband David Allen both died at their home on Saturday afternoon.
According to Halton Regional Police a call came in to 9-1-1 Saturday after 2:00 p.m. reporting gunfire and a female being shot at a 27 Hillside Drive in Halton Hills.
After police set up a perimeter at the scene and tried to communicate with David Allen, husband of Debra Allen, 52, shots were heard within the home. The officers entered the home after a period of silence according to S.U.I and found both David Allen, 65, and Debra Allen deceased with gunshot wounds.
The death of Mr Allen is being conducted by S.I.U. and the death of Mrs Allen is being conducted by Halton Regional Police.
Mrs Allen was the principal for Beatty-Fleming Senior Public School in Brampton. The school has about 475 students in Grade 6-8. Grief counselors are at the school to help the staff and children deal with their loss.
Peel Regional School Board stated on their website that Allen worked tirelessly with students and their parents to help them achieve their potential and turn mistakes into positive learning situations.
Debra Allen
Debra Allen
Peel Regional School Board
The flag at Beatty-Fleming has been lowered to half-staff and there is a memorial table allowing students to write messages to honour Mrs. Allen's memory.
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