Dozens of mourners drove muscle cars and motorcycles to the funeral of a 14-year-old stabbing victim in honour of the boy’s love of classic automobiles.
Many wore pink and a pink ribbon was also tied to the back of a hearse parked in front of the Hamilton church where the funeral took place in tribute to Devan Bracci-Selvey, who was killed outside of his high school on Monday.
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. She was nearby and was forced to watch as her son was stabbed multiple times.
The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is promising a formal review of its anti-bullying policies but many who attended the visitation Friday expressed sadness and anger that it took a child being killed for the board to realize bullying is still a problem.
Two teens, a 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man, have been charged with first-degree murder in Devan’s death.