A Canadian convicted serial killer is reportedly volunteering at a school despite her victims being school children.
According to CityNews, Karla Homolka has been spotted several times at the private Christian school her children attend in Montreal. She has reportedly visited classrooms as a volunteer, which has led several parents to approach school administrators with their concerns. You know, because of the mother’s murderous history and all.
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. Together, Homolka and Bernardo were known as the “Ken and Barbie” killers, probably because they were young, clean-cut, and white. Though Bernardo was sentenced to life in prison, Homolka was only sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter. She said her boyfriend abused her and forced her to take part in the killings; however, video footage later showed she had a much more active role in the murders than what she claimed.
It’s clear why parents aren’t happy about Homolka’s presence, but school officials insist there’s nothing to be worried about.
“The school board was fully aware of who she is. She is not a regular volunteer, and can never be alone with any children, either in school or churches,” Seventh-day Adventist Church spokesman Stan Jensen said to CityNews. “It is protocol for all of our schools across Canada, and most of the world, to do background checks, not only on teachers, but [also] volunteers as well as clergy. As I said, she is not a regular volunteer. Rarely would she have cause to go into the school, and when she is, she is never alone.”
One parent, who asked to be referred to as Lily, said she and other parents have tried to ban Homolka from engaging with their children, but have had no luck.
“We don’t want her here,” Lily said. “How would you feel knowing that your child is interacting with a person who is a serial killer? It’s not right.”