16-year-old girl beaten to death in high school bathroom in Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Del. - A 16-year-old girl has died after she was attacked at her high school on Thursday.

Howard High School of Technology Principal Stanley Spoor said the 10th grader was allegedly attacked by two students in a restroom around 8:15 a.m., just before classes began at the Wilmington, Delaware school.

Found in critical condition, the student was rushed in a state police helicopter to the A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where she died from her injuries.

"I am so upset that a young lady lost her life today, things like that shouldn’t happen," said Mayor Dennis Williams. "My heart bleeds for the family, the kids that go to this school, the administrators and this city.

Students told WPVI that the fight was over a boy and that the victim was fighting with another girl in a bathroom when she was jumped.

"She was fighting a girl, and then that's when all these other girls started banking her- like jumping her- and she hit her head on the sink," Kayla Wilson said.

Police wouldn't reveal any details of the case, but confirmed they are interviewing two female students believed to have been involved in the attack.

Parents and guardians were told to come get their children from the school, but did not know the severity of the situation.

All classes at the school have been canceled for the rest of the day.


  • Josh Edward

    Police should have put that school on lock down and no students went home until they found out who killed this girl. Period.

  • chrissy

    No high school crush is worth dying over or going to prison for. Restrooms should have monitors or be single occupant. The only problem with that is that on the middle and high school level, single occupant restrooms would lead to students performing a quickie and monitors would be accused of God-know-what.

  • crom

    Zero tolerance that’s right, u should no right from wrong at age 5.what the hell is wrong with these kids?hatred is a mother but,dam, come on,over a guy,I bet that guy didn’t even like any of those girls. There’s a WHOLE world out there full of male &female. ..no mistake they took a life, they should get life.

    • Liam

      No, because then the people who attacked would also get that, so where just right at the start but more severe

  • Uncle Ruckus

    She was a good girl. She was turning her life around. There was a chimpout and they hurt her bad. sad

  • Lee

    I hope all those little witches are charged for murder and spends the rest of their life in prison. They are nothing but a stain in our worlds society. Let the women in prison show them what tough really is.

  • Samson

    This is absolute bull crap.

    What sort of imbecile MURDERS a fellow classmate IN SCHOOL?

    Where are the ADULTS or HALLWAY MONITORS?

    On another note, a way to combat senseless killings…there needs to be a lesson.
    Courts, lawyers and jail time are not the solution…no lesson is learned.

    Plus, murder, of innocent, has a much greater punishment.
    Whoever sheds innocent blood, must be put to death, no questions asked…..
    Leviticus 24:17, “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.”
    Exodus 21:12, “Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.”
    Directly from the Bible.
    This is done to purge the land of the evil.
    The evil is in man’s blood. The evil blood line needs to end.
    That’s why Jesus’ blood was shed, because of our sins….we are all made up of blood.
    That is a very powerful lesson….you murder, you receive death AUTOMATICALLY! No if’s and’s or but’s.
    You’re done! I think that sends a much more powerful message than sitting in a prison, still being able to drink water and eat food, on a taxpayers dime.
    Want to be part of society, learn have to live peacefully in it!! Or you die.
    That’s why Bible’s need to be left in schools….not taken out!

    • Just say'n

      Sure samson, just as long as you are the one not doing the execution or its not your daughter, sister, or you being put to death. This is a terrible unforgettable crime. Who are you to cast the first stone?? Remember that one Sammie? So please, stop the pompous self righteous rhetoric. This is sad serious tragedy. So who needs a bible beating know it all at a time like this thumping his chest to feed his ego.

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