Mother of slain Hamilton teen says 'everyone' failed her son

CKTB - News - Devan Selvey

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.

Shari-Ann Bracci-Selvey, whose son Devan was killed in front of her on Monday at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, held an emotional news conference this afternoon.

She told reporters that Devan's school year had been going ``to hell'' because of bullying and blamed school authorities for not doing enough to prevent his tragic death.

She added that even she could not do enough to save Devan, saying she ``couldn't get to him in time.''

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.

Hamilton police say two people, an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, are charged with first-degree murder in Devan's death.

Police held a news conference this afternoon confirming the autopsy confirmed Devan died of stab wounds. 

They also officially announced the unconditional release of the two 16 year olds, who yesterday police said were facing first degree murder charges.  

Police aren’t looking for other suspects at this time.  

Police also clarifying it was the 14 year old charged that did the stabbing, adding  that social media is becoming a bigger part of their investigation, and warning the public to be cautious over what they see and hear on social channels.