Wilmington Mayoral Debate Rescheduled After Student's Death

A Wilmington mayoral debate on public safety has been rescheduled after having been canceled following a 16-year-old's fatal assault at the school where the event was planned. 

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the 90-minute forum is now scheduled for May 26 at The Grand Opera House. 

The debate had been slated to be held April 21 at Howard High School of Technology but that plan was scuttled after Amy Joyner-Francis was fatally assaulted in a restroom at the school earlier that day. 

Three teenage girls have been charged in connection with the assault. 

Eight candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination in the Sept. 13 primary, with the winner facing Independent Steven Washington in the Nov. 8 general election. No Republicans have entered the contest.

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