From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCSC) – A fifth grader in South Carolina died after being involved in a fight in her classroom, according to Forest Hills Elementary School.
WCSC said Raniya Wright, 10, was airlifted on Monday, March 25, to a Charleston hospital. An autopsy has been scheduled for March 29.
A post on the Colleton County School District’s Facebook page Wednesday morning confirmed the student’s death at 9:39 a.m.
“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 post read.
The district’s Facebook page was then temporarily suspended a short time later, a move the post explained was designed to help the district “better focus on providing the care that our stakeholders need at this time.”
“What is most important right now is making sure our students, staff and teachers are getting the support that they need,” district spokesman Sean Gruber said.
The district’s crisis team has been on campus since the incident and Gruber said it will remain there for the foreseeable future to ensure everyone gets support.
Colleton County deputies confirmed they were investigating an assault between two students. Gruber confirmed Monday one student was suspended but he could not comment on any injuries.
The Colleton County School District said on Tuesday it is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.