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Officials Say South Carolina 10-Year-Old Died Of Natural Causes Following Classroom Altercation

A ten-year-old child is dead in South Carolina after an altercation with a bully.

Authorities say that the ten-year-old dropped dead of natural causes two days after the fight—something Raniya Wright’s mother, Ash, does not believe for a second.

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Posted by Ash Wright on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Raniya died in a Charleston hospital from a “previously undetected congenital condition known as arteriovenous malformation,” according to Duffie Stone, the solicitor for the 14th Judicial Circuit in South Carolina.

Stone continued:

“The fight did not contribute to her death. There was no evidence of trauma either inside or outside the body to indicate that a fight of any magnitude contributed to this. There were no bruises, no cuts, no scrapes, no busted lips, no black eyes. Internally, the tissue that was tested also did not show any other trauma. The only trauma was limited in scope to the rupture that took place in the brain.”

However, Ashley Wright says she was unaware of any major birth defects in her daughter until she was in the hospital—with a neck brace.

“My daughter was in good spirits that morning. She didn’t complain of a headache,” Wright said.


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