The fatal school bathroom assault of a Wilmington, Del., teen will lead to charges for the students involved later this week, police said Monday.
Investigators from the Wilmington Police Department and the state Attorney General’s Office have three persons of interest in the Thursday morning killing of 16-year-old Amy Inita Joyner-Francis at Howard High School of Technology, said police Chief Bobby Cummings.
“One of the things we did not want to do is rush to judgment and press charges that could possibly be overturned,” Cummings said at a town hall meeting Monday night. “I don't know that they truly understood their actions but there are heavy consequences they will have to pay as a result of this.”
CBS News obtained a cellphone picture showing an unidentified girl punching Joyner-Francis, a sophomore known to her friends as often playing the role of peacemaker. Investigators haven’t released any information about what led to the assault, and detectives are looking into social media posts and phone records as they interview witnesses.