Mother says school 'failed' to protect her daughter

Ashley Wright is holding the Colleton County School District in South Carolina partially responsible for the death of daughter Raniya, who died two days after an encounter with another girl in class.
4:07 | 04/08/19

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Twitter. We switch gears and begin the half hour with the heartbroken mother whose daughter died after a fight in a classroom. She sat down with Zachary kiesch for an exclusive interview. Good morning, Zachary. Reporter: George, it's a parent's nightmare. You send your son or daughter to school thinking they'll be safe, at a minimum. But this family just finished planning a funeral. I'm thinking they got it handled. And they failed me. Reporter: The mother of a fifth grader who died after a fight in the classroom is speaking out. Ashley right holding the colleton county school district partially spom for the death of her 10-year-old daughter, raniya, who passed away two days after a situation in a classroom with another girl. I was on lunch when I got the call from the nurse. Reporter: What did the nurse say? She said I justanted to call and let you know that raniya been in an accident today. A fight. I said, my child? Raniya? I'm like, okay, is she okay? Yeah, she's okay. She rephrased to me, she's okay. If you want to come up here, she's just complaining about dizziness and headache. Reporter: She says her daughter complained in the past about being bullied by the girl and reported it. I notified the school and spoke with her teacher at the time about the same person. She would just always come home saying this one girl picking on her. Reporter: This time, raniya's prognosis went from a headache to being take top the emergency. I have a big concern about that as far as the xup occasion ward the school. No one called me back. Referee: What happened when you pulled up? All I say was my daughter hooked up to all these ma sheeps and cords hooked up to her. Reporter: Almost up recognizable, raniya was almost -- It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life. Oh, yeah. It was just hard. Reporter: The exact cause of the little girl's death is still under investigation. School officials are not releasing details of exactly what happened. What raniya's mother does know she says she learned from her daughter's classmates. She was bothering niya all day. Wanting to fight her. They were in the class. The gl came up from behind her and was hitting her all in the head. How long, I don't know. She pushed her or ramd her head into the book shelf. Reporter: Referee: Did niya have any prior health issues? My baby was normal as a 10-year-old's supposed to be. Reporter: In this video, the 10-year-old is a quiet, shy girl leading her church as an usher. We're looking forward to great things, right? Reporter: Her mother suggests during the altercation, the teacher, a substitute, may have been distracted. Tore kids said she was on her phone. Reporter: The school district released a statement saying we realize people want to know what happened. Once the investigation is complete, we'll release a full report. An autopsy was conducted Friday. Authorities won't release the full result until the tests come back. This family says they have heard from people all over the world who empathize. You listen to them. Their strength. I walked away reminded of how resilient people are. But obviously, such a tragic, tragic story. There are so many questions left unanswers in the story. Referee: So many questions. They say the subs tut teacher was hired by a temp agency. We're researching that right now to try to determine some of those finer details. That's the main thing here. So many questions unanswered.

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