Mother: 5th grader who died complained of bullying

The mother of a fifth grader who died after a fight at her South Carolina elementary school said her daughter often complained about being bullied.

“I also spoke with her teacher at the time about the same person. She would always come home, saying that there’s one girl picking on her,” Ashley Wright told Good Morning America.

Other students in Raniya’s class told her family that the other fifth grader involved in the fight had been bothering Raniya all day before coming up behind her and hitting or pushing her, Ashley Wright said.

The other fifth grader has been suspended.

Her name and age have not been released.

Ashley said she got a call from the school nurse who said her daughter was complaining of dizziness and a headache.

She said Raniya didn’t have any serious medical conditions before the fight, but by the time she made it to the school, things had gotten much worse.

Ashley says she’s frustrated by the lack of answers after her 10-year-old daughter Raniya died in the hospital two days after the March 25 fight at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro.

The Colleton County School District released a statement last week saying they understand everyone is looking for answers, but it is critical to let the criminal investigation into the fight and the girl’s death to finish before more information is released.

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