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Police: No Charges Filed Yet in Death of Del. High School Student

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Amy Joyner-Francis (Photo: CBS News) Amy Joyner-Francis (Photo: CBS News)
Press conference Friday with Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings (Photo: KYW) Press conference Friday with Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings (Photo: KYW)
An image taken from a cellphone video shows Amy Joyner-Francis, right, being punched during a fight shortly before she died. (Photo: CBS News) An image taken from a cellphone video shows Amy Joyner-Francis, right, being punched during a fight shortly before she died. (Photo: CBS News)

WILMINGTON, Del. - Police say no charges will be filed as of Friday in the death of a Delaware high school student.

At a news conference with police Friday, Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings said, "Because there is still a lot of work left to do in terms of reviewing evidence and relevant facts, we are not in a position to file charges at this time."

Three Wilmington, Delaware students were expected to be charged by the end of the week in the death of sophomore Amy Joyner-Francis, who died last week during a fight in a girl's bathroom inside Howard High School of Technology. 

At a town hall meeting earlier this week, Chief Cummings said he had hoped to have charges filed by the end of the week, but Cummings said Friday that there is still more than 3,000 print pieces of data that still needs to be reviewed.

School officials suspended the three girls allegedly involved in the fight. Other students told reporters last week that the fight was allegedly over a boy, and that Joner-Francis hit her head on a bathroom sink. On Friday, Chief Cummings confirmed that no weapons were involved.

"We are obligated to Amy to conduct a thorough investigation," Chief Cummings said.

Funeral services for Amy Joyner-Francis are scheduled for Sunday in Wilmington.
 

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