Hundreds attend funeral for Hamilton teen slain outside school | CBC News

Hundreds attend funeral for Hamilton teen slain outside school | - News

HamiltonHundreds of people attended a funeral in Hamilton on Saturday for a 14-year-old boy stabbed to death outside of his school. Devan Bracci-Selvey, 14, was stabbed to death outside of his school on MondayThe Canadian Press · Posted: Oct 12, 2019 10:13 AM ET | Last Updated: October 12Photos of Devan Bracci-Selvey sit among stuffed animals, flowers and messages of support at a makeshift memorial outside the 14-year-old’s Hamilton home. (Dan Taekema/CBC)Hundreds of people attended a funeral in Hamilton on Saturday for a 14-year-old boy stabbed to death outside of his school. The mother of Devan Bracci-Selvey has said bullies targeted her son for weeks leading up to his death. The teen was stabbed outside of his high school on Monday afternoon.Friends and family members came dressed in pink as a statement against bullying, and dozens of mourners arrived in classic muscle cars and motorcycles in a tribute to the teen, who had a passion for old cars. A pink ribbon was also tied to the back of a hearse parked in front of the Stoney Creek United Church, where the funeral took place. Devan’s obituary says he had “a loving heart for animals” and described him as a loyal friend. Mourners wore pink ribbons to the funeral as a statement against bullying. (Joana Draghici/CBC) The funeral was open to the public, but television cameras were not allowed. The family had asked those attending the funeral to wear pink to symbolize anti-bullying. A visitation was held on Friday. Bullying began on 2nd day of school, mother says Shari-Ann Bracci-Selvey says her son was the target of bullying since the second day of the school year, when tormentors allegedly stole his bike. Two teens — a 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man — have been charged with first-degree murder in Devan’s death. Watch: Friends remember Devan Bracci-Selvey Funeral for slain 14-year-old held in Hamilton on Saturday, with many mourners wearing pink to symbolize anti-bullying. 1:25 Neither can be named due to a publication ban shielding the man’s identity and provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act that protect the boy’s. Hamilton police have been relatively quiet on the circumstances surrounding Devan’s death, but Det.-Sgt. Steve Bereziuk has said investigators believe the 14-year-old accused was the one wielding the knife. He has also alleged there was “some element of pre-planning and premeditation.” The hearse has arrived for the funeral of Devan-Bracci Selvey, with dozens of classic cars lined up to honour the 14-year-old who loved cars and wanted to be a mechanic—@CBCLorenda Anti-bullying messages and symbols as people gather to mourn the death of 14-year-old Devan Bracci-Selvey.—@JoanaDraghici Devan Bracci-Selvey’s family and friends look on as dozens of classic cars drive by in a procession to the cemetery—@CBCLorendaWith files from CBC News

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