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Tragedy in Warren: Family, friends remember Kirklan Behner

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WARREN, Ohio - The pain felt by the families of the six young lives lost in the Warren accident is likely too hard to put into words.

And those who knew 15-year-old Kirklan Behner well, could only describe the tugging on their hearts.

Friends say it was obvious how much he was loved as dozens arrived to his wake and funeral today at North-Mar Church in Warren.

The end of a life that seemed as if it had just begun has many taking a moment to reflect on their choices no matter the scenario.

"I think it's a wake up call for Warren, Ohio, not only just to teens, but to also the parents needing to step up and being more of a mentor in people's lives," says Tarche Moore of Warren.

It has also been a tough week in the classroom. Warren interim superintendent Michael Notar says that they've had a lot of counseling and law enforcement officers in the schools to help the students.

He says that they've really benefited from that support as they learn to cope with their loss.

"Any situation like this you try to have learning from it. I did speak to the student body at Harding on Monday at the close of the day and it's something that we have to take with us, our memories and try to learn from that and just make good decisions," Notar says.

At the end of a tragic week, five more victims will be remembered.

Behner's face printed on t-shirts is one way those who were close will keep his memory with them.

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