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The death of a 10-year-old girl has been ruled a homicide after authorities say she got into a fight with a classmate last week after school.

The fifth grade student, Joanna Ramos got into an altercation and received blunt force trauma to her head according to the Long Beach, Ca. police department. The fight between Ramos and an 11-year-old female classmate lasted about one minute as several other students looked on.

Police say that the two children met in an alley after school and exchanged punches. Even though there were no weapons involved in the altercation Ramos was critically injured and died later on in the evening after being taken to an emergency room.

Authorities are waiting for the autopsy to be complete before deciding if they are going to file charges in the case.

My heart goes out to the family of this little girl.  No parent expects to send their child to school and have them return in a body bag.  It’s just not fair!

I am curious as to where were the teachers when this fight was taking place.  I know school yard fights take place all the time.  But the way things are these days, you can’t take your eyes off of the kids for even a minute because you never know what could possibly happen.   This is just a sad situation from all aspects.



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