Warsaw community mourns loss of teenager during funeral

A funeral was held Wednesday for Michael Outlaw, a James Kenan High School student who was killed in an accident last week. (Greg Payne, NewsChannel 12 photo)

Michael Outlaw was just 16 years old.

The Warsaw community is mourning Outlaw's death. His funeral was Wednesday at James Kenan High School, where he was a member of the junior varsity football team. Friends, family and classmates said goodbye to Outlaw in a touching ceremony held at the school's gymnasium.

It was an eye-opening moment for many in the crowd that life is something to cherish daily. Those who were in attendance were shedding tears and wrapping their arms around one another.

Click the above video to see more. *CORRECTION to the video portion of this story. It references Outlaw driving into a tree. However, Outlaw's family notified us that Outlaw was not the driver but the passenger in the vehicle when it crashed.

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