COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The family of 10-year-old RaNiya Wright spoke out Friday after investigators revealed the cause of death was natural and not related to a fight in the classroom
RaNiya's mother, Ashley Wright, said the information released Friday
"I miss my daughter, I'm not able to hold my daughter anymore, kiss her," she said.
They were the emotions of a grieving mother. "I'm angry one moment, I'm sad one moment."
10-year-old RaNiya Wright died after what officials said was a school fight.
But on Friday, investigators said Wright's death was not caused
"My child was very healthy," she said. "Any medical issues I have known about none of them until this situation occurred."
Officials say RaNiya's death had nothing to do with bullying, but Ashley says her daughter complained about being bullied daily.
"My daughter came home every day about that same girl, "she said.
Although law enforcement officials say students were talking about it was only a 10 to 15 second slap fight and no signs of bullying on March 25 th , Ashley's attorney says otherwise.
"Student two then told RaNiya," your mother is broke, you got a big nose, you look like a boy and you like girls. "Student 2 attacked RaNiya from behind, put in a headlock. Student 2 used her free hand to punch RaNiya in the head over and over. Each punch to RaNiya's head made loud sounds. "
So, Ashley and her attorney say this is just the beginning of the unfinished story about what happened to RaNiya Wright.
Ashley Wright's attorney says they are going to continue investigating until they believe justice is served.