“This is not only an unspeakable tragedy for her family, but also for the school, and the entire community.”
On Thursday, a 16-year-old sophomore girl at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware, died after a fight with multiple other students in a school bathroom.
“There was an altercation that initially started between two people, and my understanding is that additional individuals joined in against the one person,” Gary Fullman, chief of staff to Wilmington mayor Dennis Williams, told CNN.
“This is not only an unspeakable tragedy for her family, but also for the school, and the entire community,” a statement on Howard High School’s website reads. “We express our prayers and deepest sympathy to her family, who need your support and sensitivity at this time.”
Students at the school were kept in class until 10:15am this morning, and then dismissed.According to CNN, classes will be dismissed at 11:15am tomorrow, and grief counselors and mental health teams will be readily available for all students at the school.
“We are shaken but stand ready to provide support and care to the family, to Howard students and staff, and to all of those affected by this senseless act,” the statement continues. “We ask that you do the same.”
Source: Seventeen magazine