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Monday February 27, 2012

CALIFORNIA: 11-Yr-Old Dies of Blood Clot in Brain Just Hours After Fight Outside School

CALIFORNIA: 11-Yr-Old Dies of Blood Clot in Brain Just Hours After Fight Outside School

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A California girl was pronounced dead just hours after a fight with another girl outside their school this weekend.

Friday, 11-year-old Joanna Ramos and others students were leaving and afterschool program Friday when Joanna and another girl began fighting in a nearby alley. It is said they were fighting over a boy.

A friend of Joanna’s said she told a teacher about the fight and the teacher said she’d talk with the girls on Monday. Sadly, Joanna would not be in school the that day.

Though witnesses say neither girl used weapons or even fell to the ground during the pre-planned fight, just six hours later, Joanna was dead.

According to the Associated Press, adults saw that the Long Beach girl was not feeling well. Joanna’s 17-year-old sister said the 11-year-old was vomiting before finally losing consciousness on the couch.

She was taken to the hospital, where she was revived three times and underwent emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in her brain. By 9 p.m. Friday Joanna was dead, a mere 6 hours after the fight.

A coroner has not yet released a cause of death and police say it is unclear whether the fight earlier in the day had anything to do with her death. No charges have been filed in the case and officers are said to be talking to the other girl involved in the fight.

Outside of Willard Elementary School, flowers and other objects have begun building in remembrance of Joanna.