Delaware high school resumes classes after student's death

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Posted: Apr 25, 2016 11:15 AM

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Classes at Howard High School in Delaware are set to resume after a 16-year-old student was killed in a fight at the school.

Wilmington City Councilwoman Sherry Dorsey Walker tells The News Journal (http://delonline.us/1rcaAGb) that Monday marks the first day of regular classes since Thursday, when Amy Joyner-Francis died after a fight in one of the school's restrooms. She says grief counselors will be available for students.

Students returned to school Friday for a shortened day for similar counseling.

Wilmington police say the sophomore was involved in a fight with several female students. Police have not disclosed a possible motive and no charges have been filed in the case.

A community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Stubbs Elementary School, which is next to the high school.

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This story has been corrected to show Howard High School is in Delaware, not Maryland.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com