Walterboro community gathers to say goodbye to Raniya Wright


Family and friends said goodbye Wednesday to a fifth-grader who died after a fight in her Lowcountry classroom.

It was a “Celebration of Life” for 10-year-old Raniya Wright, a student at Forest Hills Elementary School. Her community came together to honor her at a church in Walterboro.

Raniya died one week ago, two days after an altercation in her classroom.

Few details have been released about her death apart from recent comments from a South Carolina senator.

Investigators say they are awaiting autopsy results before releasing further information.

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