A fifth=-grade girl has died in South Carolina after a fight in her elementary school classroom. Police say that 10-year-old RaNiya Wright who attended Forest Hills Elementary School died on Wednesday after being taken off of life support. The announcement was made on a Facebook page belonging to RaNiya’s.
“As of 9:39 my baby girl has gain(ed) her wings. Justice4ny,” she wrote on Wednesday.
Cops have been keeping details about the cause of death hush, but community members say that RaNiya was choked by a classmate while their substitute teacher was out of the classroom. The fight was stopped by school administrators, and the girl was still breathing when emergency personnel arrived to the scene. RaNiya was constantly bullied in her classroom according to those close to the situation.
A statement from S.C. Rep. Justin Bamberg expressed concern and frustration about the issue.
“How in the hell does this happen in an elementary school,” Bamberg said Wednesday. “When a little girl dies after a fight, it really makes you question what type of leadership is going on there and what are the adults doing.”
RaNiya’s family has established a Gofundme account which has raised $40,254 so far.