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Student who confronted North Carolina gunman to be buried with military honors


Added 05-05-19 01:10:03pm EST - “The slain student hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman during last week's...” - Reuters.com

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(Reuters) - The slain student hailed as a hero for tackling a gunman during last week’s shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) will be buried on Sunday with full military honors.

Twenty-one-year-old Riley Howell was one of two students killed on Tuesday when a shooter opened fire with a handgun inside a classroom full of nearly 50 students. Four other students were injured.

The gunman, who authorities identified as former UNCC student Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, has been charged with two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

“The North Carolina National Guard will conduct military funeral honors today for cadet Howell. This action is approved by the adjutant general under state orders,” said Wells Greeley of Wells Funeral Homes in Waynesville, North Carolina.

Howell, an environmental studies student, was a cadet with the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps. An online petition calling for him to receive a full honors military burial drew more than 33,000 signatures.

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