SC - Raniya Wright, 5th grader dies from fight at school, Mar 2019

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by Lamima, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. bwt42

    bwt42 Former Member

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    Unbelievable teacher would talk to parents attorney with or without having retained counsel.
     
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    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    That would include all government schools in the US.
     
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    Individual anatomy and physiology also plays a role in how badly an injury or injuries will affect someone.
     
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    Lowcountry Senator, attorneys address comments about death of RaNiya Wright
     
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    jjenny Well-Known Member

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  8. cobalt sky

    cobalt sky Well-Known Member

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    But wasn't there a police report that documented "simple assault"?

    And why then was another student suspended?
     
  9. cobalt sky

    cobalt sky Well-Known Member

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    Ok I see that @jjenny linked article states that there was "shoving" going on and staff intervened and took the girls to the principal's office. And that the girls had been arguing all day. My question is, how do they know that Raniya wasn't assaulted earlier in the day when adult staff was not looking? Unfortunately, Raniya is not here to tell us exactly what happened to her :(. But I do think it very odd that she happens to become ill, vomits, and then goes unresponsive the exact day that a substitute teacher is responsible for the classroom and the girls were fighting all day and were caught shoving each other. What else happened that nobody saw?

    I would be livid if I were Raniya's parents! They were told that the investigation is ongoing, why is the Senator making public announcements regarding the case instead of LE that are handling it? Something smells IMO.
     
  10. Jewels53

    Jewels53 Well-Known Member

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    From the article:

    "Bright Matthews said Raniya apparently was still bickering with the other student, who has since been suspended, on her way to the principal's office when she then started to complain of head pain, the newspaper reported.

    “She grabbed her head, then she was taken to the nurse’s office, which is steps away. Then she became nauseous, vomited, and by the time she was taken to the hospital she was unresponsive and medevaced to (the Medical University of South Carolina).”

    South Carolina girl, 10, who died after fight at school took no serious physical hits, state senator says

    If it is an aneurysm I would think the Dr whom did the autopsy would be able to tell.

    I guess we will have to wait! jmo
     
  11. Lamima

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    Hmmmm. Sure does smell fishy. I have read that FB page and read the rumors (or what locals said happened). Not matching up.
     
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    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Now that politics is involved, who knows if we'll ever get the real story?
     
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    I have been following Raniya's mom's (Ash Wright) Facebook for updates, I am so glad to see her speaking out and demanding answers. She did an interview with ABC, she is still being kept in the dark as to what really happened and has had to rely on other students in the classroom for information. According to Ash, the other girl had been bullying Raniya and Ash had gone to the school in the past to complain.

    Students in the classroom told Ash that on the day of the fight, the girl had been picking on Raniya and wanting to fight her. There was a substitute teacher that day. At some point, with the rest of the students and the teacher present in the classroom, the girl attacked Raniya from behind and repeatedly hit her in the head; then at some point pushed or somehow made Raniya's head hit into a bookcase. The students said that the teacher was distracted because she was on her cell phone. Again, this was all told to Ash by the students, not an official report from the school or LE or anything. If true, it does match with the injuries that Raniya suffered. I noticed in the photo of Raniya when she was in the ICU that it didn't appear that there were any bruises or marks or anything to her face. So again the story seems to fit that she was hit in the head with an eventually fatal blow to her head, possibly from hitting the bookcase. Ash also said that Raniya did not have any pre-existing health conditions. Here is a link to the interview:

    Mom complained about bullying before deadly 5th-grade fight: 'They failed me'

    ETA: this story contradicts the Senator's earlier claim that no blows were inflicted on Raniya in the fight
     
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    My guess is she died from brain aneurysm. It can be caused by trauma. If she hit her head on a shelf, that could have caused the aneurysm, which then ruptured when she was at the principal's office and complained her head hurt.
     
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    Updated April 19 at 1:04 PM
    SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

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    Family: ‘This is not where story ends’
    Attorneys representing the mother of a 10-year-old Colleton County girl say they will “trust but verify” reports that the child died from natural causes and not from any trauma caused by a classroom fight in March.

    Attorney Margie Pizzaro presented multiple reports of an ongoing dispute between Raniya Wright and a second student who she said was involved in the fight with Wright. Pizzaro said they are conducting an independent investigation into Wright’s death.

    After Friday’s news conference, attorney Mark Peper issued a statement on behalf of Raniya Wright’s father, Jermaine Van Dyke:

    "Mr. Van Dyke appreciates the efforts made by law enforcement to date that allowed for some of his many questions to be answered this morning. Our team will be reviewing all medical and investigative reports in the coming days in an effort to better understand the events leading up to Raniya’s tragic death.”

    [...]
     
  18. reasonableguess

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    I knew a 10 year old boy well who died from AVM. So sad for their family.
     
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    Awfully coincidental that a congenital condition just so happened to hemorrhage minutes after an “altercation”. MOO
     

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