On February 24th, an 11-year-old school girl was involved in a seemingly minor schoolyard altercation with another pupil. Students said they suspected the fight was other a boy and they went to a nearby alley to fight. The fight was quickly broken up by a friend, but not before J.R. was punched in the face, causing her nose to bleed. Witnesses who were there said that neither girl was pushed to the ground or hit in the head, but later J.R. stated that she was not feeling well. Adults then drove her to the emergency room where she was hospitalized and underwent surgery. The girl died at around 9 p.m. that night, only six hours after the fight. Police are now investigating exactly what happened and are interviewing the other girl who was involved in the fight.
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