5th Grader Dies In Classroom Altercation

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In South Carolina, a schoolyard fight went from cruel to murderous when classmates brutally beat 10-year-old RaNiya Wright to death. During the vicious fight inside the school’s classroom, peers violently abused and mauled Wright, who would be rushed to the hospital, only to die from the wounds suffered during the altercation. The little girl was maliciously attacked inside Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro, South Carolina – and her family wants justice.

The fight occurred Monday, and Wright’s school has been very slow to release details. The fifth grader and another student got into the fight, which ultimately resulted in Wright’s murder. The other student has been suspended indefinitely from the Walterboro elementary school.


Although there have been no charges announced, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating what could have happened inside the classroom attack that went so wrong so quickly.

Teachers and administrators – as well as fellow students – are not telling what led to the fatal attack. However, the school district tried to skirt responsibility or blame in the matter by saying how “administrators promptly secured the scene, ended the fight and called emergency medical services to the school.”

The other attacker left Wright in such a bad condition that a helicopter came to the school and airlifted her to the Medical University of South Carolina. The young girl died while in the hospital.

Her mother, Ash Wright, has called for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office to get “justice” for her wrongfully murdered daughter. The mother wrote an emotional post on Facebook, two days after the attack, indicating that she had died.

“As of 9:39 my baby girl has gained her wings,” Ash Wright wrote from the MUSC Children’s Health Department.


Besides her mother’s call for justice, it seems that the Colleton County School District has done nothing but expel the murderous student. The district released a statement calling Wright a “wonderful student” and expressing their sadness at her murder while under their care in class.

“She loved to write, spend time with her friends, play basketball and loved being a big sister,” a spokesperson said on the district site. “She was actively involved in her church as a junior usher. She will be missed greatly by her family, friends and the entire school community.”

The family created a GoFundMe page to help pay the medical bills and funeral costs for the fifth-grader murder victim.

The latest update, which came at the very end of March 2019 stated:

“The family would like to thank everyone for all the kind words and donations in this difficult time. The media and Ashley will keep everyone updated as time passes. The original goal that I started with which was only 2000 has exceeded that amount tremendously, and she is very grateful to everyone. She told me she is filled with love knowing that her daughter’s story is being heard all over.”

At the time of this writing, the family has raised $55,500, which has vastly exceeded their modest goal. People are touched at the sad state of things that would result in this girl’s death.

Sources: New York Post / Photo Credit: Post Image

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