A student cries in former of Howard High school of an innovation on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Wilmington, Del. A 16-year-old sophomore died Thursday following a struggle in a Delaware high institution girl’s restroom, city public official said. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP) NO SALES; mandatory CREDIT

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A 16-year-old girl died Thursday ~ a fight the students say was over a boy started between two girls within a Delaware school restroom and also escalated right into a brawl involving several various other students.

Police were referred to as to Howard High college of technology in Wilmington shortly after school began where medics carry out CPR top top the injured sophomore. She to be airlifted come a hospital whereby she was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told abc Philadelphia the the fight began between the victim and also another girl, yet multiple girls then joined in and also jumped the student. Castle told reporter Chad Pradelli the fight was over a boy.

"Several female students were connected in a physics altercation around 8:15 a.m. This morning in a key floor woman restroom just around the time that classes were set to start for the day," school primary Stanley Spoor said throughout a press conference. "The 16-year-old student was serious injured and also succumbed to her injuries."

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"My heart bleeds because that the family," Wilmington mayor Dennis Williams said.

Though the victim has not however been identified, "RIPAmy" began trending on Twitter in Philadelphia. Many human being used to hashtag come express shock that someone so young might lose she life over a fight over a boy.

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