Students allegedly involved in fatal school fight not in school

- A Howard High School of Technology spokesperson has confirmed to FOX 29 that three students believed to be involved in the incident that resulted in the death of a student, have been out of school since the incident.

Police say 16-year- old Amy Francis-Joyner was beaten in the bathroom and died after she had been airlifted to the hospital.

As the family of 16-year-old Amy Francis-Joyner moved to condemn a bogus GoFundMe page supposedly set up to raise money in the 10th grader's memory, parents came out Wednesday night to meet with officials who are trying to help students with the pain over Amy’s death.

The chief says there will be no rush to judgement. He expects the investigation to be concluded by week's end. Students' parents are anxious for answers.

The school spokesperson says the school is waiting to take any further disciplinary action against the three students until Wilmington Police have finished their investigation.

No students have been charged in the incident at this time. Police had previously said they were interviewing several students about the deadly beating  and have not revealed any details about a possible motive.

The Wilmington Police Department released the following statement on behalf of Amy Joyner-Francis' family: 

"I would like to start by saying my family is a private family and are very hurt from this loss, we appreciate the outpouring of love from everyone and thank you all for the warm words towards my sister. I mainly want to address media and social media in this statement. We are seeing many sick people out in the world who want to gain money and social fame off my family's loss of Amy. We want everyone who is truly concerned for us not to fall victim to the scams going on out around the Internet. I am the only one on social media, any other family (her mother, father, or brothers) do not have accounts. She does not have a sister as someone is claiming to be. All others will be fake. We have not set up and will not set up any fundraisers or go fund me accounts, they are fake pages and accounts are spreading hateful lies, so please do not lose your money or entertain the lies of these cruel people.

Anyone who would like to make donations can in Amy's name to the Congo Funeral Home in Wilmington.
Thank you all for your love and support to my family in this time.

Sincerely,
Anthony Joyner"

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