WILMINGTON, Del. – The Latest on a 16-year-old girl who died after a fight broke out in a high school restroom in Delaware (all times local):
A spokeswoman for Wilmington's mayor says two female suspects are being questioned by police after a 16-year-old girl died following a fight in a high school restroom.
Alexandra Coppadge is a spokeswoman for Mayor Dennis Williams. She says the young women are being questioned at the Wilmington police station.
Police say that the assault took place at Howard High School of Technology about the time students were arriving for the day. Wilmington Police spokeswoman Sgt. Andrea Janvier says the girl was flown to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in critical condition.
A woman who answered a knock on the locked doors of the high school told an Associated Press reporter that he would not be allowed in. The same woman told a parent the school had been dismissed for the day.
A public forum for mayoral candidates to discuss public safety had been scheduled at the school Thursday evening. Debate host WHYY said on its website that the event had been canceled.
A city official says a 16-year-old girl is dead after a fight broke out in a high school restroom in Delaware.
Alexandra Coppadge is a spokeswoman for Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams. She confirmed on Thursday that the student had died. Coppadge says there was a confrontation involving multiple people in the women's restroom at Howard High School of Technology.
Wilmington Police spokeswoman Sgt. Andrea Janvier said by telephone that the assault took place around the time when students arrive at the school for the day. She said the girl was flown to A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in critical condition. Janvier says the girl was 16.
Janvier says police are conducting several interviews and will be at the school for several hours. She referred further questions to Coppadge.
This story has been corrected to show the girl was 16, not 15.