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16 year old girl dies after bathroom brawl turns fatal

16 year old girl dies after bathroom brawl turns fatal

Amy Inita Joyner-Francis is seen in a photo from her Instagram account.

Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, DE is mourning the loss of one of its students after a bathroom brawl turned fatal.  Early Thursday morning 16-year-old Amy Joyner was involved in a fist fight with a classmate.  What began as a one on one scuffle escalated into Joyner being jumped by a group of girls.  In the midst of the chaos Joyner’s head banged against the bathroom sink, which placed her in a critical state.  She was later airlifted to a nearby children’s hospital where she died of her injuries.  Witnesses admitted that the altercation was over a boy, and Amy entered the bathroom with intent to reason with the other girl.  A vigil was held Thursday evening for the sophomore.   Her peers remember her as a confidant who didn’t believe in fighting, which makes the cause of death even more tragic.