Meeting held after death of 16-year-old girl

WILMINGTON, DEL. (WTXF) They came by the hundreds in Wilmington Monday night to talk about the death of 16-year-old Amy Francis-Joyner and try to heal the pain from the violent ordeal that ended the 10th grader's life last week.

“We need to stop the fighting  and we need more security because this should not happen," said classmate Alexandrea Rogers.
 
An overflow crowd of family, friends and classmates gathered at the Stubbs Elementary School with experts and local authorities to help the community cope with Amy's death. Amy died after a brutal beating in a girl's bathroom last Thursday morning.

READ MORE: Cops: Girl, 16, dies following assault at Wilmington, Del. school

“We have some more witnesses we need to speak to. We're working with our attorney general to determine what the charges may be,’ said Wilmington Police Chief Bobby Cummings.
 
Councilman Darius Brown, himself a graduate of Howard High, called the meeting.

"To educate and inform parents and students on how we can mitigate and resolve issues so they don't escalate to what occurred," he said.

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Dozens of people took to the microphone asking questions and offering solutions to social media bullying, violence and parenting issues. Some called for better school security. It got loud and testy at times. School officials admit it will take time to heal.

The police chief expects the investigation into Amy's death to be concluded by the end of the week. 

 

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