Amanda Collette – Dillard High School Student Murdered

Pictured Left: Teah Wimberly (15), charged with first degree murder and discharging a weapon on school grounds, poses for a Myspace photograph.

Pictured Bottom: Amanda Collette, victim, posing in personal photograph.

Amanda Collette, a 15 year old pupil from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida fell victim to a

school shooting today, and unfortunately perished soon after she was discovered in a school hallway. Officials described Amanda Collette as “unresponsive” when discovered in the hallway.

Amanda Collette was a sophomore at Dillard High School up until this tragic incident today. A school official discovered Amanda Collette in the hallway of her high school. The official, a resource officer, came across Amanda’s body sometime around 11 a.m. Amanda was later confirmed to be dead.

Police may already have a suspect in Amanda Collette’s murder. An unidentified 15 year old girl, believed to be a student at Dillard High School, was retained for questioning by authorities.

Police are rather baffled as to how Amanda Collette may have been killed. No staff members nor students at Dillard High School reported hearing gunshots or other strange noises. The girl’s body also failed to furnish any evidence as to what may have caused her death. Although some media outlets are reporting that Amanda Collette was indeed shot, it is not clear at this time whether these reports are accurate.

Update: Fort Lauderdale police officials have confirmed that Amanda Collette was killed by a gunshot. They believe the shooter, who has yet to be identified, used a small caliber gun to commit the murder. The incident is believed to have only involved one female student from the school.

A sophomore at the school alleges that he saw the conflict unfold. Stephan Willis claims he was watching two girls in the hallway, one of them being Amanda Collette, arguing in the hallway. The other unidentified female allegedly furnished a gun and proceeded to shoot her classmate. Willis had known the victim since primary school.

Amanda Collette’s alleged killer was apprehended by police at a local restaurant. The police were able to retrieve the weapon used in the killing.

Although Dillard High School was placed in a lockdown state shortly following the shooting, it has since resumed its regular glass schedule. Dillard High School currently boasts a student body of some 1,700 students. The campus is guarded by security staff and is also monitored by security cameras.

This is indeed a sad story and our hearts go out to the Collette family. We can only hope that this situation increases security oversight in schools. We will be watching this story as more details unfold.

UPDATE: The unidentified girl police apprehended at a local restaurant was charged with Amanda Collette’s murder. Teah Wimberly, a student at the school, was charged with first degree murder and discharging a weapon on school grounds. Teah Wimberly is said to be cooperating with investigators.

When police arrested Wimberly at the restaurant, thanks to the help of a concerned local resident, she was found in possession of a firearm. Investigators believe that the shooting stemmed from a conflict between the two students.

A sophomore student at the school claims that Amanda Collette was attempting to purchase something from a vending machine when she was shot by Wimberly. Wimberly was said to like Collette, however Collette allegedly didn’t want to associate with the fellow classmate.

After found in the hallway, Amanda Collette was taken to nearby Broward General Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the center.

Despite earlier reports, Devondrius Brown, a Dillard High School student, claims to have heard gunshots shortly before Collette collapsed. Brown was in a classroom within close proximity to the vending machines.

22 thoughts on “Amanda Collette – Dillard High School Student Murdered

  1. Shawnice Anderson

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I know how it feels to lose a friend. We also lost a fellow student at MHS during a football game. I will keep her family and school in my prayer and know that everything will be alright. Again sorry and may she R.I.P!!!!! (MONTCLAIR HIGH SCSHOOL, Montcalir NJ, o7042)

  2. Pumkin Pie girl

    I understand it was an error but her name is Amanda Collete not AMBER.

    Thank you.

  3. n. coachman

    this is a serious problem with girls acting like men and wanting to achieve a sexual relationship with the same sex. all schools should be uniformed and equiped with cameras and detectors throughout halways. this is a tragic to our young community and should have been prevented. i woould also like to say that my fellow family member was shot at the same school, but lived to tell his story

  4. tameka young

    My prayers goes out to the family and friends she’s being watch by angels now. she is watching over family and friends now being there guarding angel so mother keep your head up and be strong.

  5. lil flakita

    Right now am asking myself where the security were at. Anh how come no body heard the gun shot rest in peace that girl.

  6. Constance Dedrick

    I am so sorry to hear about Amanda Collette. It had been 3 weeks since her pass and my heart and prayers go out to her family. To me she look like a good girl and a girl that love to have fun with her family and friends. But now we know that she is in a better place and she is looking down on us smiling. We all did love her even the people that didnt know her. She will be miss. Just pray for Teah Wimberly. She made a big mistake and trust God wont like it if you held it against her. Trust God Takes Care of everything.

  7. Constance Dedrick

    I am truely sorry for Amanda Grace Collette lost. I can tell that she was just an angel and she wouldnt hurt anybody. I think that same sex marriage is unacceptable. It is not in Gods way. God dont allow that for a fact. But now Amanda Grace Collette is with God and looking down on her family smiling at them saying everything is alright. That she is in a better place. And for Teah Wimberly, everyone dont judge her, pray fo her because she needs that right now. She knows that she made a big mistake.
    R.I.P. Amanda Grace Collette

  8. Jessi Lee

    Amanda was a good friend of mine, and i miss her so much. Theres not one day that goes by that I don’t think of her. I love Amanda so much.

  9. Michelle A.

    Form everything that i’ve heard about Dillard high school i never thought that Amanda would get killed.i hope that Teah understands the consequences for what she has done because not only did a school get hit with the tragic death of Amanda,but also a family.I know that a family would take it hard if they were told that there daughter/son was killed by another student.And to Amanda’s family i send out a big apology for there loss because of everyone who knew her and of what people read about her everyone knew that she was a kind and generous person with a good heart.

  10. JAZZY JAY

    HEY AMANDA JUST DROP TO SHOW SOME LOVE TO YOU SCHOOL HAS BEEN VERY DIFFERENT WITH OUT YOU…ME AND KURT SOMETIMES STILL CRY ABOUT YOU BECAUSE WE REALLY MISS YOU AND HOPE YOU WAS STILL HERE TO TELL US WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO YOU WAS JUST LIKE OUR MAMA AT SCHOOL.

    WE LOVE YOU AND HOPE EVERY THINGS OK

  11. ZOIE

    AMANDA WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED I WENT 2 MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH BOTH TEAH AND AMANDA N TEAH ALWAS WAS FOCOUSED ON BAND I NEVER KNEW SHE WHOULD COMMIT A MURDER ON HER BEST FRIEND…THEY WHERE ALWAYS 2 GETHER WALKING TALKING LAUGHING DOING NORMAL TEENAGE STUFF..THE DAY THAT I HEARD THERE WAS ASHOOTIN AT DILLARD I KNEW ONE OF MY FRIENDS MUST HAVE BECAUSE I KNOW ALOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE..WHEN I HEARD AMANDA I WAS CRYING MY EYES OUT N WHEN I SEEN TEAH IN HAND CUFFS THAT MADE IT WORSE BUT I KNO ANAMDA IN IS A BETTER PLACE NOE ILY R.I.P

  12. NECOLE

    I JUST READ THE STORY ABOUT AMANDA COLLETTE IN THE SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE. MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS GO OUT 2 HER FAMILY & FRIENDS. I DONT KNOW HER, BUT I CAN TELL SHE WAS A WONDERFULL PERSON, SHE LOVED EVERYONE & EVERYINE LOVED HER. I CAN TELL CAUSE OF ALL THE TRIBUTES TO HER FOR HER. JUST KNOW SHE IS LOOKIN DOWN & SMILEING AT HER FAMILY & FRIENDS!!! REST IN PEACE AMANDA COLLETTE

  13. MyFathersChild

    This is indeed a tragedy. My sincerest prayers go out to the families of both young ladies as they both have lost a child. This type of crime is senseless and avoidable. Whether Ms. Wimberly was gay or straight, this crime would/could have occured. She could have had an obsession with a teacher, with a boyfriend, with a family member. Let’s stop focusing on her sexual orientation and on how we cant all oull together for the Colette family in this time of sorrow.

    It’s funny how we can all say “homosexuality is wrong in God’s eyes and in the same sentence suggest that judging is wrong”. People, love is right in God’s eyes and we don’t sit high enough to judge anyone. Forgiveness and Love is God’s grace and gift to us all. How can we mend Amanda’s family’s broken hearts? Prayer! Pray for them, pray for peace, pray for Teah and learn from this.

    Kids, if you get texts that suggest that your friend is in pain or wanting/thinking destructive thoughts…dont ignore them…take them seriously and tell someone right away.

    God Bless,
    A child of God and a Mother

  14. ASHLEIGH

    ALL I COULD DO IS CRY WHEN I HEARD THIS STORY HOW CAN SUCH A PERSON DO THIS TO SOMEONE

  15. Guest from UK

    This is disgraceful, the school must take steps to prevent students carrying firearms! And beef up security so everything can be seen/recorded on camera. This didn’t need to happen. Poor innocent soul wasn’t even safe in her own school :-(

  16. Quentin

    yeah in jesus eye he see all of people heart time to run back to church and pray and cry out to him for all the student R.I.P love .dream and pray

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