This 16-Year-Old Girl Died After A Fight In Her High School Bathroom
A Delaware teenager died after a fight in her high school bathroom.
According to Daily Mail, witnesses said Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, 16, got into a physical altercation with another female student of Howard High School of Technology at about 8:15 am yesterday.
The two were allegedly fighting over a boy when a group of girls attacked Joyner-Francis and slammed her head into a sink.
Joyner-Francis was flown to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children but was pronounced dead shortly after. The official cause of death is yet to be determined.
Student Kaya Wilson, who was reportedly in a bathroom stall during the fight, told reporters,
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.
One or more students may have filmed the fight on a cell phone.
Two girls were questioned by police Thursday night, but no one has been charged as of yet.
The Wilmington, Delaware vocational school does not have a violent reputation, Police Chief Bobby Cummings reportedly said, and the school even begins an anti-bullying campaign every spring.
Student Nik Stryminski told The News Journal Joyner-Francis was widely known as peaceful and caring.
He said Joyner-Francis actually stopped him from getting into a fight in math class earlier this year by calming him down.
She didn't believe in fighting, and the craziest thing is she died in a fight.
Joyner-Francis most likely went into the bathroom to solve a problem peacefully and had no intention of becoming physical, Stryminski said.
Classes were canceled for the remainder of the day on Thursday, and it's not clear if the school reopened today.
Citations: The girl 16 who died at school after being jumped by a gang of bullies who slammed her head against a sink in bathroom during fight over a boy (Daily Mail), Student killed in assault at Wilmington Del high school remembered (6ABC), Girl known for breaking up fights killed in attack (The News Journal)