It’s Time to Pray: South Carolina Fifth-Grader Dies After Classroom Fight

Raniya Wright (Ash Wright / Instagram)
Raniya Wright (Ash Wright / Instagram)

A South Carolina fifth-grader died Wednesday morning after a classroom fight, PEOPLE confirms.

RaNiya Wright, a Forest Hills Elementary School student, died at 9:39 a.m. March 27 at the Medical University of South Carolina, two days after suffering injuries during a fight with another fifth-grade student.

In a press statement obtained by PEOPLE, the Colleton County School District said school administrators “ended the fight and called emergency medical services to the school.”

No weapons were involved in the incident, police said.

“This was a physical altercation that took place between two fifth grade students at Forest Hills Elementary,” Colleton County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Shalane Lowes wrote in an email to PEOPLE.

Lowes said the case is active and no arrests or criminal charges have been made.

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SOURCE: CHRISTINE PELISEK
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