US: Teenage girl dies in fight over boy

US: Teenage girl dies in fight over boy

Friends have paid tribute to a 16-year-old girl who was killed in a fight, reportedly over a boy, in a high school toilet.

A witness told how Amy Inita Joyner-Francis was fatally injured in a confrontation with a number of other girls at the school in Wilmington, Delaware, when she hit her head on a sink.

Police have not released any details about what happened in the toilets at Howard High School of Technology, but homicide detectives have interviewed several students and two girls were taken in for further questioning, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said.

School was dismissed after the incident on Thursday morning but was due to resume on Friday with a shortened day to provide counselling for the victim’s traumatised classmates.

Hundreds of students and community activists attended a vigil outside the school on Thursday night.

Friends and classmates flooded social media with posts expressing their shock and sharing memories, using the hashtag #RIPAmy.

One of Amy’s friends, Shytera Dawkins, said she was an energetic and bubbly person who looked forward to graduating from high school.

She told Delaware Online: “All I wanted to do with my friend was walk across the stage and get our diplomas.

“And now that dream is taken away because she’s not there.

“This was like the first time that someone died over a fight.

“Amy is a good girl who gets good grades who stays out of trouble. For them to fight, it’s just wow, a shocker for everybody.”

Nik Stryminski said Amy had stepped in to prevent him from getting into a fight at school in the past.

He said: “It’s not even like she went in there to fight. She went in there to talk things out.”

City councilman Nnamdi Chukwuocha told Delaware Online fights among young women were not uncommon.

He said: “Some of the worst fights I’ve seen in the community have been with the females.

“We need to address the needs of the young women. As of right now, I don’t think we’re doing that.”


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  1. Sackawinkie
    April 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm Reply

    “The need to address the need of young women? dah! …. . . the whole world has gone away from GOD: get back to adhering to the commands of JAHOVAH. .. . .. . DEUTERONOMY 30:15 through 20 read as fellows; “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
    In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy GOD, to walk in HIS ways, and to keep HIS Commandments and HIS statutes and HIS judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy GOD shall bless thee . .. . ..

    But if thine mind turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
    I, (JAHOVAH), denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land ………..
    I, (JAHOVAH), call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
    That thou mayest love JAHOVAH thy GOD, and that thou mayest obey HIS voice, and that thou mayest cleve unto HIM: for HE is thy life, and the length of thy days: ”

    the words of JAHOVAH: simply adhere; simply obey the words of GOD!!!!

    “Hear O Israel: The LORD our GOD is one LORD:
    5.. And thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thine mind, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
    6.. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
    7.. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them, (the Ten Commandments), when thou sites in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou list down, and when thou rises up.
    8.. And thou shat bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
    9.. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

    Simply listen to the voice of GOD as HE speak to you people!

    For in GENESIS 6:5, we read….. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his mind was only evil continually.!

    just imagine ………..

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