Amy Inita Joyner-Francis was murdered in the girl’s bathroom at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware last Thursday as a gang of girls attacked her and slammed her head into one of the sinks. After the attack, she was airlifted to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, in critical condition, where she was later pronounced dead. The fight was allegedly over a boy.
The authorities have questioned three unnamed girls and they have all been suspended from school. No word on arrests and charges yet, but Mayor Dennis Williams said that the girls realize they are facing many years in prison for their act. There is a cell phone video of the attack, which has not yet been released to the public. The school sent all the kids home after the attack was discovered and parents were informed of the early release, but were not told why.
Her schoolmates tweeted their disbelief and regret: