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Graduates honor Hofstra student killed by police

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Hofstra University graduates at Sunday's commencement ceremony honored a fellow student who was accidentally shot and killed by police. 

Students at the ceremony wore white ribbons to remember 21-year-old Andrea Rebello, who was killed on Friday. 

She was killed when an officer attempting to shoot the suspect who broke into her home, accidentally shot her.

Some graduates at Sunday's ceremony said they kept Rebello in their hearts. 

"The white ribbon is for the young woman who passed away in our Hofstra University, a life taken away much too soon – so we all wear it to honor and remember her," said Lawrence Daves a Hofstra graduate. 

"Everyone came together, especially in her memory, it was very sad, but also a celebration for moving on hopefully," said Matthew Nazario, a Hofstra graduate. 

Rebello's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.      

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