10-year-old dies days after fight in elementary school classroom

Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro, SC

WALTERBORO, S.C. — A 10-year-old girl has died two days after getting into a fight at school.

RaNiya Wright, a fifth-grade student from Colleton County, South Carolina, died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Charleston, the school district confirmed.

Wright and another student were involved in a fight in a classroom on Monday.

"On March 25th, a fifth-grade Forest Hills Elementary School student suffered injuries after a fight occurred in her classroom. School administrators promptly secured the scene, ended the fight and called emergency medical services to the school," the district said.

Wright was airlifted to the hospital and had been unresponsive and in critical condition since then, our ABC affiliate WCIV reported.


Wright died shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The other child involved has been suspended from the school indefinitely, according to the school district.

“We are devastated by this news, and we want our communities to keep their thoughts and prayers with the student’s family at this time,” the school district posted on its website Wednesday morning.

A crisis response team was sent to the school Tuesday to help students and staff.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Wright's family with expenses.