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    Wilmington mayoral debate at Howard High postponed

    Photo from Monday's mayoral debate at Ezion Fair Baptist Church in Southbridge consisted of a packed panel including: current Mayor Dennis Williams

    Photo from Monday's mayoral debate at Ezion Fair Baptist Church in Southbridge consisted of a packed panel including: current Mayor Dennis Williams

    WHYY and The News Journal have decided to postpone tonight’s planned mayoral debate in Wilmington out of respect for the tragic incident this morning at Howard High School of Technology.

    A 16-year-old student died as the result of an assault at the school, coincidentally where the debate was to take place.

    “All of us at WHYY express our sincere condolences to the family of the student,” said WHYY President and CEO Bill Marrazzo. “Our thoughts are with all of the students, teachers and staff of Howard High. WHYY will continue to do all we can to promote dialogue and understanding among all citizens of Wilmington.”

    The debate was the second in a planned series of forums. Tonight’s session was to focus on public safety.

    Existing ticket holders will be contacted by email with information about the future event.

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