Father of South Carolina Fifth-Grader Raniya Wright, Who Died After School Fight, Wants Answers and Justice for His Daughter’s Death

The father of a South Carolina fifth-grade girl who died after suffering injuries during a classroom fight said Monday that he’s gotten almost no information about the deadly incident from school officials or police.

“I’m here today looking for justice for my daughter,” said Jermaine Van Dyke, the father of Raniya Wright, 10, who died Wednesday.

“I want to find out what happened, how it happened, and who was involved,” Van Dyke said.

Van Dyke’s attorneys said he met with the superintendent of Forest Hills Elementary School, where the fight happened on March 25. But school officials haven’t disclosed any information about what led to the fight or who was involved. The attorneys said Van Dyke also hasn’t heard from police or the solicitor’s office.

They said they had spoken with a lawyer for the school, but he didn’t have any information to share either.

“We simply want to know what has happened, where do we stand in the investigation and what information can be provided to Mr. Van Dyke so that he can find out more as to what exactly happened to lead to the death of his daughter,” said David Aylor, one of the father’s attorneys.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Elisha Fieldstadt