COLUMBIA, S. C. – A prosecutor says that it is still too early to say whether there is criminal prosecution in the investigation into the death of a fifth child during a primary school fight in South Carolina.
Solicitor Duffie Stone said Friday tests will need to be done on tissue and other samples taken from 10-year-old Raniya Wright’s body before any determination can be made if a crime is committed.
Authorities say the girl got into a fight Monday at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro and died in hospital two days later. The other fifth grader involved in the fight is suspended.
Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland says that it may take several weeks to conclude the investigation of the girl’s death. He says his deputies are using every resource they have.