The 16-year-old died after allegedly being jumped by other students
A 16-year-old Delaware girl was killed Thursday morning after a fight in the bathroom of her high school.
Wilmington Police confirm to PEOPLE that Amy Inita Joyner-Francis began fighting with another student before classes began for the day at Howard High School of Technology. At some point, at least two other girls jumped the victim. A witness told WPVI that Joyner-Francis hit her head against the sink, and multiple outlets have reported that the fight began over a boy.
The school called 911. Medics performed CPR on Joyner-Francis. She was airlifted to A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.
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The sudden death has sent shockwaves throughout the community. “I’m so upset that the young lady lost her life today. Things like this shouldn’t happen,” Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams told reporters in a press conference. “My heart bleeds for the family, the kids that go to this school, administrators and our city.”
“It is a tragic day for Howard High School,” principal Stanley Spoor told reporters. “Our hearts go out to the family.”
Two students are being questioned by Wilmington police, but no charges have yet been filed. In a press conference, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cunningham told reporters that he doesn’t believe any weapons were used.
A police spokesperson tells PEOPLE that an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.