On March 21, Jeff Weise, 16, murdered his grandfather, his grandfather’s companion, a teacher, a school guard and five students at Red Lake High School. Some of the money donated to families of victims will go to Weise’s survivors, the Tribal Council has decided.
“Why are they considering him to be a victim when he killed everybody?” asked Victoria Brun, sister of slain guard Derrick Brun. She railed against the Tribal Council’s decision that Weise be seen as a victim and that his family be allocated at least some money.
. . . Tribal Chairman Floyd (Buck) Jourdain Jr. said Wednesday that the Red Lake Memorial Fund, set up at Wells Fargo bank branches, has received more than $200,000 in donations and that more is arriving.
. . . The Tribal Council on Wednesday distributed $5,000 checks to 15 families, including Weise’s.
Jourdain’s son has been arrested on charges he had advance knowledge of Weise’s plan to kill students.