Karla Homolka volunteered at her childrens' elementary school

Laura Christensen
June 3, 2017

In 1993, Homolka was sentenced to in prison after she and her boyfriend Paul Bernardo were convicted of raping and killing three teenage girls: her 16-year-old sister Tammy, as well as Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French.

In a controversial decision, the court offered Homolka a plea and a much lighter sentence than Bernardo, who received life in prison.

The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Canada, which runs the school, told Breakfast Television that Homolka isn't a regular volunteer at the school and that she's not allowed to be alone with the children.

Local media captured images and photos of Homolka using a purse to hide her face Wednesday morning as she dropped off her children outside a private Christian elementary school in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grace neighbourhood. "No one with a criminal record will be allowed to volunteer in any capacity on school grounds". Now parents have to fear these monsters walking through our schools with our children.

After her release from prison, Homolka married her lawyer's brother and they have three children together.

The school has since issued a statement on the matter: "The Quebec Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the administration of Greaves Adventist Academy are committed to providing quality education and enriching learning experiences to its students".

Karla Homolka volunteered at her childrens' elementary school
Karla Homolka volunteered at her childrens' elementary school

"We don't want her here", one parent told CityNews. She has reportedly visited classrooms as a volunteer, which has led several parents to approach school administrators with their concerns. Homolka told investigators that she was an unwilling accomplice to the crimes, and that she had been threatened by her accomplice Paul Bernardo, who had forced her to help him rape and murder his victims.

"It's really unacceptable", parent Stephanie Deligne told the Gazette. "My daughter was playing with the dog of Karla Homolka, and I was right next to her, but I didn't know who she was". Asked if the school applied this scrutiny to Homolka before the field trip, a representative from Greaves Adventist Academy said they were aware of her notorious past.

"Now, I just bring her into the school, and I don't let her play outside because (Homolka regularly) brings the dog".

"He was a serial rapist before, but she was sort of good with that", McCrary said.

She was ordered to report her whereabouts to police, not associate with violent offenders and not contact the families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy. It is believed the family moved back to Canada in 2016.

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