Fifth-grade girl in Long Beach, Calif., dies after fight with classmate

Feb. 28, 2012
Authorities say Joanna Ramos, 10, died from blunt force trauma to her head

From The Los Angeles Times: Police in Long Beach, Calif., are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who was involved in a fight with a classmate a few hours before. Joanna Ramos died of blunt-force trauma to the head — and her death has been ruled a homicide. The girl and a classmate, both of whom attended Willard Elementary School, had arranged to meet Friday after school to settle a quarrel over a boy. After a few punches, the fight ended, and Joanna headed to an after-school program. She subsequently reported feeling sick and then lost consciousness.

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