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1,400 students surprise parents of teen allegedly killed by drunk driver

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - During the funeral processional for a Virginia teen allegedly killed by a drunk driver, hundreds of students who never knew 18-year-old Kaitlyn Duffy lined the sidewalk.

Over 1,400 Great Bridge Middle School students stood just outside of the Chesapeake, Virginia campus Friday to pay their respects to Duffy’s family, according to WTKR.

The students timed their sign of solidarity with the funeral procession. Duffy’s parents drove by and students waved as they passed to bury their daughter.

At the funeral, Duffy’s parents and family were escorted by police into St. Stephen Martyr Roman Catholic Church, joined by a number of community members, including hundreds of students.

Students are struggling to get their idea to honor the Duffys approved.

They have asked administration to leave two open seats at graduation for Kaitlyn and the other teen involved in the alleged drunk driving accident, Sabrina Mundorff, who is still recovering in the hospital from critical injuries.

Graduation is three weeks away, and officials told WTKR the open seat suggestion was still under “consideration."

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Kaitlyn Elizabeth Duffy Memorial Scholarship Fund, courtesy of Great Bridge High School.

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