South Carolina 5th grader dies after fight at elementary school

A South Carolina school says one of its fifth-graders has died after being critically injured in a fight. 

The Post and Courier reports the Colleton County School District says the Forest Hills Elementary School student was airlifted to a medical center for treatment after the Monday fight. The young girl died from her injuries on Wednesday. 

Family members identified the 10-year-old student who died as Raniya Wright.

“As of 9:39 my baby girl has gain (sic) her wings,” her mother, Ash Wright said in the post, “justice4ny.”

According to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office, the fight happened between two students. The cause and nature of the fight is unclear.

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

School and law enforcement officials have been quiet on details surrounding the fatal classroom incident, and the sheriff’s office declined Wednesday to release any further information to local media, citing the ongoing investigation. So far, the student involved in the fight has been suspended. 

The Associated Press contributed to this story.