A student cries in front of Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Del. on April 21, 2016.
Suchat Pederson—The Wilmington News-Journal/AP
April 22, 2016 11:05 AM EDT

A 16-year-old girl died on Thursday after succumbing to injuries she sustained during an altercation in a Delaware high school bathroom.

A fight broke out between a group of teenage girls at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington at around 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, around the time the school day starts. One girl was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital; it was there that the 16-year-old was pronounced dead, according to a statement from the school.

The school remained closed throughout the day on Thursday and a hashtag featuring the name of the student who died trended on Twitter. Images of both the girl and alleged scenes from the altercation were featured with some of the tweets. On Facebook, a memorial page was set up to honor the young girl. There, people are being asked to contribute to a GoFundMe to help her family pay for a funeral; it is not clear if the family is aware of the page or the GoFundMe account.

“We are shaken but stand ready to provide support and care to the family, to Howard students and staff, and to all of those affected by this senseless act,” the school district said in a statement. “We ask that you do the same.”

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