Officials: South Carolina School Girl Died Of Natural Causes
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A South Carolina prosecutor says the investigation into the death of a 5th grader last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student.
Solicitor Duffie Stone said at a press conference Friday that 10-year-old Raniya Wright died of a congenital condition called an arteriovenous malformation, a tangle of abnormal blood vessels in the brain. The child had repeatedly complained of headaches in the days and weeks before her death.
Stone said that pathology and other scientific reports showed no evidence of trauma to the body that would have indicated the child died of injuries sustained in a fight on March 25.
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. — A Colleton County, South Carolina fifth grader has died from injuries sustained during a fight at school, according to reports.
The student’s mother, Ash Wright, posted on Facebook that her daughter died Wednesday morning.
“The juvenile receiving care at MUSC in regards to the forest hills incident has passed. We are still unable to disclose any information regarding this incident due to this being an on-going investigation,” says Shalane Lowes with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.
Reports indicate the fight occurred on Monday, March 25th, 2019 at Forest Hills Elementary School.
Colleton County School District officials say the other student has been suspended indefinitely.