Wilmington high school grad remembered among 9 killed in Dayton

Tim Jimenez
August 06, 2019 - 7:10 am
Beatrice Warren-Curtis, who went by her middle name, Nicole, was a 2000 graduate of Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (KYW Newsradio) — The flags outside of Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Del., are at half-staff for the nine people killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday. One of those victims, Beatrice Warren-Curtis, who went by her middle name, Nicole, was a 2000 graduate. She was 36 years old.

Nicole Warren-Curtis
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"It's the first time anything at all has ever hit like this," Teacher Tony Tiberi told CBS 3. "It's something that you don't think is gonna happen to one of your students."


He said she was a good student, who flourished in school, one of a few girls to take his auto body classes. 

"Her whole demeanor. Her calm demeanor and the way she was. People just gravitated to her," he said.

"She proved well. She did really well down here. She was before her time," he said. "The thing with Nicole, she was a leader by example."

A friend said Warren-Curtis had lived in Virginia most recently, and she was set to start a new job.

There was another Dayton victim who isn’t from the Delaware Valley but is from Pennsylvania. On Monday, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted his condolences after learning that a man from the Pittsburgh area had also been killed in the shooting.

Nicholas Kumer was 25 years old and a graduate of St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa.

He was in Dayton for an internship, working with cancer patients.