Police: 16-year-old Girl Dead After Fight at High School - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Police: 16-year-old Girl Dead After Fight at High School

Posted: Updated:

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- A 16-year-old sophomore died Thursday following a fight in a Delaware high school girl's restroom, city officials said.
    
The fight involved multiple people at Howard High School of Technology, said Alexandra Coppadge, a spokeswoman for Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams.
    
Officers were called to the school as students were arriving for the day and the girl was flown to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in critical condition, police spokeswoman Sgt. Andrea Janvier said. She said police were expected to be at the school for several hours.
    
News media outlets quoted Police Chief Bobby Cummings as saying that two female students were taken to police headquarters for questioning. Howard isn't known as a violent school and Cummings said he did not know of any other problems in recent days.
    
"My heart bleeds for the family," Mayor Dennis Williams told a news conference.
    
State agencies will help provide support for those affected by the tragedy, Gov. Jack Markell said in a statement.
    
Students at the school were dismissed Thursday and officials had not determined yet whether classes would be held Friday, media outlets reported.
    
A mayoral debate on public safety scheduled to take place at the school Thursday night has been canceled.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Coming to Delaware

    Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Coming to Delaware

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:30:34 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:30:34 GMT
    Gordon Ramsay; Photo Credit: MGNGordon Ramsay; Photo Credit: MGN

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is coming to Delaware for a race at the Dover International Speedway.      

    More

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is coming to Delaware for a race at the Dover International Speedway.      

    More
  • Maryland Couple Arrested after Fight with Officer

    Maryland Couple Arrested after Fight with Officer

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:22:36 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:22:36 GMT
    (Photo Credit: DSPD)(Photo Credit: DSPD)

    DEWEY BEACH, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland couple for fighting with a security officer on patrol at Indian Beach.

    More

    DEWEY BEACH, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland couple for fighting with a security officer on patrol at Indian Beach.

    More
  • Delaware Man Arrested in Domestic Assault

    Delaware Man Arrested in Domestic Assault

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:06:37 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:06:37 GMT
    Kyle Halloran, 20; Photo Credit: Rehotboth Beach Police DepartmentKyle Halloran, 20; Photo Credit: Rehotboth Beach Police Department

    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- Rehoboth Beach police are reporting a weekend arrest of a Delaware man accused of punching his girlfriend in the face.

    More

    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- Rehoboth Beach police are reporting a weekend arrest of a Delaware man accused of punching his girlfriend in the face.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices