Funeral services for student fatally stabbed inside Bronx school

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
Wake held for student fatally stabbed in school
Familiy and friends mourned 15-year-old Matthew McCree at a wake Friday evening

EAST TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- Funeral services were held Saturday for the teenager who was stabbed to death inside a Bronx school .

Tearful family members remembered 15-year-old Matthew McCree as an "awesome kid." His white casket was next to an orange piece of artwork of an oversized basketball featuring the letters "MM".

His grandmother, Opal Smith, says it was his dream to play basketball and attend Fordham University.

Family and friends gathered Friday night to say a final farewell at the wake for McCree at Castle Hill Funeral Parlor in the Parkchester section. Mayor Bill de Blasio was among the attendees.

Funeral services will be held in the same location Saturday morning.

Police say McCree was killed by a classmate who accused him of bullying at Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in East Tremont .

Another teen was critically injured.

Abel Cedeno is facing murder and manslaughter charges for the stabbing.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)