Fifth grade girl dies 2 days after fight at South Carolina elementary school
A fifth-grade student has died two days after she was critically injured during an altercation at her South Carolina elementary school.
Raniya Wright, 10, died on Wednesday morning at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, WCSC reports. An autopsy to confirm her exact cause of death is scheduled for Friday.
The student was badly hurt during a physical fight at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro, S.C. on Monday. Administrators reportedly intervened in the fight and immediately called emergency medical services to the school.
Wright was airlifted to MUSC where she later died from her injuries. Her mother, Ashley Wright, took to Facebook on Wednesday to share that her daughter had gained "her wings."
South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman released a statement following the student's death, writing that her "heart aches for the student's parents, peers and the entire Walterboro community as they grieve the loss of a child who has left us far before their time."
One student was reportedly suspended in the wake of the incident, while the investigation into Wright's death remains ongoing.
By Wednesday afternoon, a GoFundMe page set up to help the victim's family cover her medical bills and final expenses had raised more than $15,500 of its $20,000 goal.