Police ID girl dead after fight at Delaware state high school

People stand outside Howard High School of Technology on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Wilmington, Del. A city official said a student has died after a confrontation inside the school. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Authorities are identifying a 16-year-old sophomore who died after a fight in a Wilmington, Delaware high school restroom involving several female students.

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Wilmington police identified the girl as Amy Joyner-Francis in a news release Friday. Police say the investigation remains active and ongoing.

School district spokeswoman Kathy K. Demarest said in a statement that the 10th-grader from New Castle was involved in a confrontation involving two other students at Wilmington’s Howard High School of Technology on Thursday. She says no weapons were involved and police were questioning the other students.

Students who knew about the fight said they believe it stemmed from a dispute over a boy, NBC 10 Philadelphia reported.

Police Chief Bobby Cummings said at a news conference that Howard isn’t known as a violent school, and he did not know of any other problems in recent days.

Joyner-Francis died at a local hospital.

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