Amy Joyner-Francis a 16-year-old teen succumb to injuries after being assaulted by other female students at the Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington.
The exact reason of the assault hasn’t come out as yet but many said the altercation was over a boy.
It all happened before their first class around 8:15 a.m. A bunch of girls jumped on her and beat her. She suffered major injuries after which she was airlifted to A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in critical condition, where she later died with her parents by her side.
One of the witness present over the scene made a video of the whole incident which shows the teen being bullied and grabbed by her hair and forced to her knees and pushed umpteen times. The video had gone viral by now
Amy Joyner was knocked out and her head banged against the sink which causes a serious injury on her head.
The three main suspects has now been suspended from school but investigation is still going on as no arrests have been made so far.
‘Now they know they’re in very serious trouble and could spend a substantial amount of time in prison,’ Mayor Dennis Williams said.
“There was an altercation that initially started between two people, and my understanding is that additional individuals joined in against the one person,” said Gary Fullman, chief of staff to the Wilmington mayor.
This fatal assault has shocked many parents and students all over the world and everyone feels if a school is still a safe place for them as reportedly 14 fights broke out in school past year. The schools have dismissed all the classes as per now and it is not sure when it will be resumed.
From Twitter to Facebook #RIPAmy was trending last week because people across the nation called her death a mere act of adrenaline rush and considered it senseless.