Authorities Plan To Charge Three Students Involved In Death Of Delaware Teen

Details in the shocking death of a 16-year-old student at Delaware’s Howard High School of Technology just surfaced. The three teenagers involved in that fatal physical altercation will be charged in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis, CBS News reveals.

Reports state that the three girls repeatedly assaulted Joyner-Francis in a bathroom located in the Wilmington-based school. Once officials were notified of the occurrence, Joyner-Francis was transported to a hospital by helicopter, but passed away upon arriving at the medical facility.

READ: Fight At Delaware High School Leaves 16-Year-Old Dead

The incident, which happened on Apr. 21, is still under investigation, mainly surrounding what caused the fight. As previously stated on VIBE, students alluded to a supposed “love triangle” as the reason for the altercation while others said it was an ongoing “beef” Joyner-Francis planned to settle with with one of the girls.

One student who was present in the bathroom recalled how the situation escalated. “She was fighting a girl and then that’s when all these other girls started banking her — like jumping on her.”

Watch the news report below.


CBS News states that officials “are not yet ready to file charges” in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis, but given a handful of completed interviews and cellphone video footage, they’ll be able to make “a strong case” to come to a concrete decision.

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