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11-year-old dies after fight at school

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Officials in Tacoma, Washington have opened an investigation into a fight at a middle school after an 11-year-old girl involved passed away days later.
The altercation took place at Ford Middle School on Monday.
While not much is known about the situation at this time, authorities say the child was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and was admitted until her death of Friday.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s department says they are waiting for the results from an autopsy to determine whether the fight had anything to do with the child’s death.
Authorities also say that the altercation was caught on video and that the video has been turned over to them.
“They’ve obtained video from the school about the alleged fight that occurred on Monday, and now we are waiting for the medical examiner to tell us what the manner and cause of death was in this case,” said Sgt. Darren Moss with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The Franklin Pierce School District says they are aware of the incident and offer their support to family, friends and staff members as they grieve the loss of the child.