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.
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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