10-year-old’s death to be addressed Tuesday night in Colleton County

Colleton County News
RaNiya Wright PROVIDED

The death of 10-year-old RaNiya Wright will be discussed by the Colleton County School District Board Tuesday, but the conversation will be behind closed doors.

The board will hold its first regular board meeting since the fifth grader’s death. Wright died following a classroom fight at Forest Hills Elementary.  The incident is being discussed in executive session Tuesday, which is away from the view of the public.

Many in the community have been critical of the school board’s handling of information following the fight, death, and subsequent investigation.  

Scarce details have been released from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office or the Solicitor’s office in the weeks since the fight. Wright died March 27 following a classroom fight on March 25.

“We are actively investigating this case every day.   We are unable to speculate on a timeline of when the autopsy results will be received.  We are analyzing and investigating every piece of evidence that pertains to this case.  We are taking all steps necessary and as much time as necessary to perform a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office told News 2 Friday.

 “The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office investigation continues, and we are assisting in it. We have no further comment at this time,” Erinn McGuire, spokesperson for the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, told News 2 last week.

The meeting is set for Tuesday at 6pm at the Colleton County High School Performing Arts Center.   

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