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Twenty years after Reena Virk s murder, memorial honours teen s life

Twenty years after Reena Virk s murder, memorial honours teen s life
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SAANICH, B.C. - About 200 people gathered today outside a historic schoolhouse along the Gorge Waterway, just steps away from the beach where Victoria teenager Reena Virk was murdered 20 years ago.

Virk was 14 when she was swarmed by a group of teenagers and later drowned by two people who followed her after she limped away from a beating.

Education Minister Rob Fleming paid tribute to the Virk family, who turned their grief into a public campaign against bullying.

Warren Glowatski and Kelly Ellard were convicted of second-degree murder in separate trials.

Glowatski was 16 at the time of Virk s death and has been released on parole, while Ellard, who was 15, remains in prison.

Virk s death made international headlines for its chilling account of teenage bullying, but it also spearheaded anti-bullying campaigns.
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