The brawl that claimed Amy Inita's life was over a boy, reports ABC Philadelphia. It was Wilmington's Mayor Denis Williams who announced Inita's death in a press conference at Howard High School, saying:
"I'm so upset that the young lady lost her life today. Things like this shouldn't happen. My heart bleeds for the family, the kids that go to this school, administrators and our city."
Delaware Online reports that Inita was rushed to A.I DuPont Hospital for Children in critical condition. She was pronounced dead en route.
The fight broke out after the bell rang and the students were in their classrooms. The school was dismissed after the incident.
Amy Inita Joyner was pronounced dead after being rushed to a nearby children's hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. The horrific incident occurred inside of Howard High School. Several of her friends on social media have said that people stood back to record the beating on their phones rather than intervene.
Delaware Online reports that police in Wilmington have taken two female students in for questioning in relation to Inita's death. Those investigators do not believe the fight involved anyone from outside of the school.
The website also says that there is a full-time resource officer from the Wilmington Police Department stationed at the school full time.
One witness to the assault told ABC Philadelphia, "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."
Here are the photos that celebrate Amy Inita's life, a life that was ended far too soon: