A family member has confirmed that the 16-year-old girl who died after she was jumped by a gang of girls in a high school bathroom was indeed named Amy, as social media reported. Amy Inita Joyner was her full name.

As we previously reported, 16-year-old Amy Joyner was attacked this morning at Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware.

#RIPAmy: Delaware Teen Dies After She Was Jumped by Gang of Girls in High School Bathroom

According to numerous witness accounts, the fight was over a boy, and Joyner is said to have hit her head on a sink before being knocked unconscious.

“She was fighting a girl and that’s when all these other girls started jumping her, and that’s when she hit her head on a sink,” said Kayla Wilson, a student who witnessed the fatal altercation.

Emergency responders made attempts to resuscitate the girl before airlifting her to a nearby children’s hospital, where was pronounced dead.

Investigators haven’t confirmed Wilson’s story, though they did say Joyner and at least two others were involved in the altercation.

Police are awaiting autopsy results to determine Joyner’s exact cause of death. No charges have been announced, though several witnesses are cooperating with police.

The school was immediately placed on lockdown after the fight and students were dismissed for the day a few hours later.


Meanwhile, the hashtag #RIPAmy continues to trend on Twitter as news spreads of Amy Inita Joyner’s tragic death:




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