UPDATE: Authorities have identified a fifth-grade student who died after she was injured Monday in a fight at her elementary school in South Carolina.
The Colleton County Coroner identified the victim as 10-year-old Raniya Wright, a student at Forest Hills Elementary in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Investigators say Wright died at 9:39 a.m. Wednesday while being treated at the Medical University of South Carolina for injuries she sustained in a fight on Monday inside a classroom at her school.
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed her death Wednesday morning just before 10:40 a.m.
Earlier this week, the school said a female student suffered injuries and was airlifted to the Medical University of South Carolina for medical treatment.
In a Facebook post following news about the child’s death, the Colleton County School District said the student passed away Wednesday morning 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.”
District officials said they want to continue focusing on providing needed support services to students, teachers, staff and the community while also proving updates on the sheriff’s office investigation.
The district then decided to temporarily suspend its Facebook page, which had been providing limited information, so that they can “focus on providing care that our stakeholders need.”
Details about the incident have been extremely limited. Count on us for updates as they become available.