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Teen slain in front of mom outside Hamilton school was targeted

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A 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton Ontario Canada Monday

His family said they hope to move it to Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School where he was attacked.

According to paramedics, the victim sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Teenagers who attend Devan's school told The Sun they are afraid.

Police say an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, both from Hamilton, have been arrested and will be charged with first-degree murder. -Sgt. Steve Bereziuk said they expect that list to grow. The third suspect's age was not released.

None of the suspects have been named by police but Bereziuk described at least one of the suspects in custody as a "male youth".

Two other suspects - a boy and a girl, both 16 - have since been arrested and will soon be charged with first-degree murder as well, he said.

Bereziuk said police believe there was a relationship between the suspects and the victim, although he wouldn't elaborate on what that relationship was.

Bereziuk said there was a relationship between the boy and the suspects, but he didn't know the extent of it. Evidence on social media may also be part of the investigation, he said.

On Monday night, Bereziuk said the incident was captured on video which police have obtained. He also asked people in the area with dash-cam video or outdoor home surveillance video to contact investigators.

Under the regulations of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the youths can not be identified.

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.

She did not say if such a call was what brought her to the school Monday afternoon, but said she has yet to come to terms with "the horror" she witnessed firsthand.

"Everyone failed my son", she said.

The Hamilton-Wentworth School District Board said all communication was being directed by Hamilton police.

He confirmed, however, that the 14-year-old boy is believed to have been the one wielding the knife that killed Devan.

"As a board, we will also conduct a formal review of our Safe Schools practices when the police and school investigations are complete", he said in an emailed statement Wednesday.

"Our thoughts are with the student's family and loved ones".

This is Hamilton's ninth homicide of the year.

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