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Canada 'Everyone failed my son,' says mom who saw him stabbed outside Hamilton high school

13:00  10 october  2019
13:00  10 october  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Two teens charged in stabbing death of student outside Hamilton high school

  Two teens charged in stabbing death of student outside Hamilton high school HAMILTON — Two teens are facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Hamilton yesterday. Police say they arrested an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, both from Hamilton, who will be charged later today. Investigators say another youth was arrested yesterday evening in connection with the death, but he was later released without conditions. Police say they still haven't found the weapon used inPolice say they arrested an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, both from Hamilton, who will be charged later today.

The mother of Devan Bracci-Selvey, who died Monday, hasn't slept since that morning. She's afraid if she closes her eyes she'll have to relive her 14-year-old son 's stabbing .On Monday afternoon, Devan was attacked in front of his mother outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in.

" Everyone failed my son ," said Selvey. "Even I did. School board says it's working with police. In a statement to CBC News, Manny Figueiredo, education director of the Hamilton -Wentworth District School Board, confirmed Devan's mom reported several bullying incidents to school administrators

a man and a woman in glasses looking at the camera: Shari-Ann Selvey, centre, leans on supporters and fights tears as she talks about her son, Devan Bracci-Selvey, who was stabbed in front of her Monday outside his Hamilton high school. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Shari-Ann Selvey, centre, leans on supporters and fights tears as she talks about her son, Devan Bracci-Selvey, who was stabbed in front of her Monday outside his Hamilton high school.

The mother of Devan Bracci-Selvey, who died Monday, hasn't slept since that morning. She's afraid if she closes her eyes she'll have to relive her 14-year-old son's stabbing.

On Monday afternoon, Devan was attacked in front of his mother outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton's east end. The teen boy later died in hospital.

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  2 teens charged with murder in stabbing death of teen boy outside Hamilton school An 18-year-old and a 14-year-old have been charged with first-degree murder after another 14-year-old was stabbed in front of Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton.  The boy was attacked just before 1:30 p.m. ET on Monday while he was with his mother.The two males will appear at the John Sopinka Courthouse later Tuesday. Their names as well as the name of the victim haven't been made public.In a news release, Hamilton police said that around 6 p.m. Monday, a third male youth was arrested in Hamilton's ninth homicide of 2019.

HAMILTON — A mother who witnessed her son being stabbed to death outside his high school broke her Bracci-Selvey said her son had been viciously bullied since the second day of the school year ' Everyone failed my son ,' says mom who saw him stabbed outside Hamilton high school .

HAMILTON — A mother who witnessed her son being stabbed to death outside his high school broke her silence on Wednesday, blaming the system for failing to protect the 14-year-old from the “bullies” who she said made his first month of school a nightmare.

Shari-Ann Selvey, fighting tears, said she's haunted by what she witnessed.

"It's embedded on my eyelids. I haven't slept. I haven't eaten. Every time I close my eyes, it's there, so I don't close my eyes," she said Wednesday afternoon, holding the hands of friends for support.

Devan was being bullied, according to his mom, who said the family was trying to get the school and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to address the abuse since the beginning of the school year and that despite policies around bullying there's no accountability.

"Everyone failed my son," said Selvey. "Even I did. I tried to save him, and I couldn't get to him in time."

On Monday, Devan called her to say some kids were bothering him, so could she please come pick him up.

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A Hamilton mother who watched as her 14-year-old son was stabbed to death outside his high school on Monday afternoon said she tried She said she drove to Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School after receiving the call and that’s when her “life fell apart.” “ Everyone failed my son , even I did.

“ Failure ” is among the most bitter words in the English language. Devan Bracci-Selvey’s stabbing death Monday outside the Hamilton school where he should have felt safe was a “ failure ” in all its sickening splendour.

"I went over there, and then my life fell apart," she said, as tears rolled down her face. 

A 14-year-old and an 18-year-old, both males from Hamilton, were charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday. 

During a media update Wednesday, Det.-Sgt. Steve Bereziuk of the Hamilton Police Service said investigators believe the 14-year-old is the person who stabbed Devan.

Three other teens were arrested by police, but have since been released without charge.

Investigators were initially hesitant to confirm whether the bullying and the attack were directly connected. On Wednesday, Bereziuk said the bullying aspect of the investigation is "growing."

"We are going to continue to probe the bullying concerns," he said.

When asked if police knew of any bullying incidents involving the two teens charged in connection with the homicide, Bereziuk declined to answer.

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  ‘His last words will forever inspire me’: Hamilton teen’s murder helping others targeted by bullies "Devan stood up for himself but he stood up for others more than he did himself, he would put others way before him," his best friend told Global News."Devan stood up for himself but he stood up for others more than he did himself, he would put others way before him," said Mikey Wager, the 14-year-old's friend since the pair were in junior kindergarten.

HAMILTON (680 NEWS) — Two teens have been charged and two others have been arrested for first-degree murder after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed Bereziuk confirmed all four suspects also attend Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School and says investigators believe there was “some element” of

HAMILTON — The mother of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed to death outside his high school in Hamilton this week says “ everyone ” failed her son . Bracci-Selvey says she hasn’t slept since witnessing the attack on her son , and she relives the horror every time she closes her eyes.

Selvey said the bullying started on the second day of school when Devan and his friends were chased by some kids. They were jumped again that night, she said, and that time the kids tried to steal his bike.

Selvey said her son told his friends to run and offered to hand over his bike if the other kids would leave them alone.

"That's the heart of Devan. He saved his friend and left himself there," she said, adding he was harassed ever since that night.

Police said they're aware of the incident involving the bike, but said there's currently no information linking the accused in the stabbing to the bike theft.

The teen missed a lot of classes trying to avoid his bullies, according to Selvey, who said some mornings he flat out refused to go to school.

She said the school and board were aware of the abuse her son was suffering, saying his school year had gone "to hell."

"For a month, we've been trying to get this dealt with," said Selvey, adding one student had been suspended, but showed up at the school on Monday.

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Devan Selvey’s mother spoke to the media just days after her son was fatally stabbed outside a high school in Hamilton . ‘ Everyone failed my son ’: Mother of slain Hamilton teen speaks out about bullying.

Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton is seen the day after a student was fatally stabbed . (Brad Hunter/Toronto Sun). Figueiredo said the school board will be supporting students and staff as it works with the Hamilton Police Service. “We can never tolerate acts of violence.

"All schools have the same policies, zero tolerance and zero bullying, and everyone belongs. And it's not true, and no one is held accountable for it, and then stuff like this happens."

School board says it's working with police

In a statement to CBC News, Manny Figueiredo, education director of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, confirmed Devan's mom reported several bullying incidents to school administrators and that the board would be handing that information over to police. But he would not provide any details about the school's response.

He said the board is focusing on supporting students and staff by bringing in social workers, a crisis response team and police liaison officers who are walking the halls.

School board officials are co-operating with the police investigation, Figueiredo said.

"We need to provide the evidence that we have in terms of, what did Devan report to the administration? There's a lot of talk about he was bullied. So what did he report? How did we respond? But all that evidence needs to be shared with the police at this point in time."

Figueiredo said there's still a "sense of shock" at the school. The board will be doing its own investigation into what happened.

a dog looking at the camera: Photos of Devan sit among stuffed animals, flowers and messages of support at a makeshift memorial outside the 14-year-old's Hamilton home. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Photos of Devan sit among stuffed animals, flowers and messages of support at a makeshift memorial outside the 14-year-old's Hamilton home.

For her part, Selvey said she has a message for people — if you see something that's wrong, do something about it.

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Selvey was fatally stabbed in front of his mother outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School on HAMILTON — Two teens are facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing of Those who loved the 14-year-old said they are heartbroken that such a good boy full of life and

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"Stop being bystanders. My son was a toothpick, and he stood up for people."

The mother sometimes smiled through her tears as she talked about her son.

Devan's best quality was his goofiness, she said with a mix of laughter and tears, remembering a video of her boy dancing on the roof of her car, swinging her around the kitchen or play-fighting with her.

She described him as a passionate kid with a "beautiful soul" who helped her rescue cats and take them to the vet.

"He was there for the animals. He was there for people. He was just there. And now he's not."

Selvey receives a hug as she cries on the shoulder of a supporter Wednesday. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Selvey receives a hug as she cries on the shoulder of a supporter Wednesday.

Selvey said her daughter is pregnant, and Devan was very excited about being an uncle. The entire family is devastated by the fact that Devan won't have a future now.

"He lost all opportunities," said Selvey. "He's never going to grow up. He's never going to get married. He's never going to know what it's like to be a father."

After all that's happened, Selvey said she's left with one question.

"Why was I the only person that had his back?"

‘He lifted his shirt up and he had the axe’: Hamilton student speaks out about alleged school yard incident .
The incident follows the stabbing death last Monday of 14-year-old boy outside his Hamilton school."That's not the first time a weapon has been pulled on me this school year and it probably won't be the last either," said 15-year-old Joseph Poirier.

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