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Mother's tears as slain Canadian soldier's body taken home

Kathy Cirillo, the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, cries as she following pallbearers carrying his casket. Credit: Reuters

The body of Canadian soldier Corporal Nathan Cirillo has been taken from an Ottawa funeral home to his hometown of Hamilton.

Cirillo was murdered on Wednesday as he stood guard at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Hamilton police and members of Cirillo's regiment, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, joined his family to accompany his casket home.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carry the coffin of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Credit: Reuters
Kathy Cirillo (C), the mother of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, reacts while following pallbearers carrying his casket Credit: Reuters

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Armed response teams head to school amid evacuation

Armed response teams have been seen running towards the locked-down Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the US state of Washington following reports of a shooting in the cafeteria.

A group of six armed officials were seen running towards the outer school buildings amid the mass evacuation. Credit: RTV

Students evacuated from the school were seen boarding buses surrounded by police cars.

Students boarded the school buses that were parked at the edge of the school campus, away from the locked down school buildings. Credit: RTV

High school shooter 'dead from self-inflicted wounds'

A student who is believed to have opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School is dead, reports the Seattle Times.

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