A 16-year-old girl of Howard High School of Technology has died after she was attacked after she came out of the school’s bathroom on Thursday.
The school Principal, Stanley Spoor said the 10th grader was allegedly attacked by two students in the restroom around 8:15 a.m., just before classes began at the Wilmington, Delaware school.
The teenager who was identified by friends as Amy Inita Joyner-Francis according to The News-Journal, was found in a critical condition after the bullies banged her head against a bathroom sink nd was rushed in a state police helicopter to the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where she later died from her injuries.
The Mayor, Dennis Williams said:
“I am so upset that a young lady lost her life today, things like that shouldn’t happen,”. “My heart bleeds for the family, the kids that go to this school, the administrators and this city.
Students said that the fight was over a boy and that the victim was fighting with another girl in a bathroom when she was jumped by some other girls.
“She was fighting a girl, and then that’s when all these other girls started banking her- like jumping her- and she hit her head on the sink,” Kayla Wilson, a student at the school said.
Gary Fullman, chief of staff to the Wilmington mayor, told KTLA:
‘There was an altercation that initially started between two people, and my understanding is that additional individuals joined in against the one person,’
Police wouldn’t reveal any details of the case, but confirmed they are interviewing two female students believed to have been involved in the attack.
Parents and guardians were told to come get their children from the school yesterday.
All classes at the school were canceled for the rest of the day.