Girl who passed away after fight at elementary school died from brain condition

Mail Online | 4/19/2019 | Reporter;Associated Press
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A 10-year-old who died last month following a fight with another student passed away from natural causes, an investigation has revealed.

South Carolina prosecutor Duffie Stone said that Raniya Wright had died of a congenital condition called arteriovenous malformation.

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The condition causes an abnormal tangle of blood vessels connecting arteries and veins, which can disrupt normal blood flow and oxygen circulation.

Stone said that pathology and other scientific reports showed no evidence of trauma to the body that would have indicated Wright died of injuries sustained in a fight on March 25.

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Wright's family has maintained that another fifth grader at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro had hit or pushed the girl, causing her death.

The findings come two weeks after South Carolina state Sen. Maggie Bright Matthews said the school fight had only been a small scuffle.

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Bright Matthews said Wright was not kicked or attacked by several students and that she didn't bang her head during the fight.

Bright Matthews says Raniya kept arguing with the other girl in the principal's office, then suddenly grabbed her head, complained of pain, threw up and lost consciousness.

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She died two days later at a hospital.

Bright Matthews says she has spoken to Raniya's grandmother as well as school and law enforcement officials.

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'I've heard a lot of people say, "Oh, they were kicking her. They ganged her." None of that,' Bright Matthews said on the floor of the State...
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