UPDATE: Thanks to maddad, i got this update here. Also I just heard on the news that the death has been deemed a homicide, due to trauma because the less than one minute fight near Willard Elementary School.
Yesterday afternoon an eleven year old girl was involved in a fight near a Willard Elementary School in Long Beach, CA with another eleven year old student. Unfortunately on of the girls ended up in the hospital and died a few hours after taken to the nearby hospital.
Some facts that have been bro8ught up by the ongoing investigation by the Long Beach Police Department Homicide Division are that the fight only lasted for about a minute, there were a few onlookers, the girl that died was attending an after school program and that she returned to the school program after the short fight, the after school personnel noticed that the girl was hurt in some way, family was called in and they took the girl to the hospital where she died at approximately 8pm last night, neither of the two girls fell to the floor during the fight and neither were hit on the head.
To make things sadder, the media was “informing” the public that the girl that died had chronicled in her iPod that the girl she got in a fight with was bullying her at school, yet another report was that the fight was about a boy.
The police had a press conference asking to respect the privacy of the two families and to come forward with any information about the rumors that have been running around. The fact that the media decided to go forward with rumors without even speaking to the police is ridiculous, how they can call this ethical is beyond me. The police already spoke to the girl involved in the fight and I am sure they also checked the iPod and have said that there was no evidence of bullying.
The coroner has schedule an autopsy to determine the cause of death, a preexisting condition might be the culprit, if so, the other girl involved might still feel extremely bad and who knows how she will be treated at school if she ever gets back to Willard. A sad situation indeed and the media just not caring about anything but reporting rumors and supposition.