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Friends, family gather to say one final goodbye to Devan Selvey

Last Updated Oct 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm EDT

Mourners attend the visitation for Devan Selvey, the 14-year-old Hamilton student who was killed outside of his high school at Donald V. Brown Funeral Home in Stoney Creek, Ont., Friday, October 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton

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.

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The system failed this family big time! Which bureaucrat gets fired or even demoted for this? RIP!

October 12, 2019 at 11:18 am

I would like to know why the 18 year old is not being publicized. He is an adult. I guess his younger sibling is another suspect.

Honestly my heart hurts for this mother to have to stand and watch her child die violently because of unruly kids.

October 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm