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Funeral held for 17-year-old Millard West student

Posted at 12:52 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 18:43:48-04

Friday morning hundreds of students and parents at Water's Edge Church said goodbye to a classmate who died last week. 

Blake McKune was a 17-year-old senior at Millard West. McKune wanted to be a firefighter and was enrolled at the first academy so the school's fire truck was at the site of his funeral in his honor. He was remembered as a funny, adventurous and caring kid who was the light of every room he was in. 

Blake was found dead last Sunday afternoon along the side of a creek near 192nd and Harrison. Investigators say there are no signs of foul play but it is unclear how he ended up there.