- No weapons used and neither child knocked to ground
- Complained of a headache at after school club
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:31 PM on 26th February 2012
An 11-year-old girl has died after she was involved in a fight outside her elementary school allegedly over a boy.
Joanna Ramos died in hospital hours after the scuffle with another girl, 11, but police said there were no plans to make any arrests.
The fight on Friday at Willard Elementary in Long Beach, California, did not appear to be especially serious or violent, according to authorities. No weapons were used and neither girl was knocked to the ground.
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Scuffle: Joanna Ramos, 11, died six hours after being involved in a fight with another girl outside Willard Elementary in Long Beach, California
The fight was planned in advance, lasted less than a minute and was witnessed by around seven other students, according to Deputy Police Chief Robert Lun.
When the girl returned to an after school club following the fight, she complained of a headache to staff.
Her parents took her to hospital around 6pm where she was unconscious and not breathing on arrival.
Miss Ramos had emergency surgery but died about six hours after the fight.
Tragedy: The girls were fighting outside the elementary school over a boy, according to friends
The girl's friend Stephanie Soltero tearfully told ABC: 'It was over a boy, it's so stupid.'
The coroner has not yet determined a cause of death. Police were investigating but said no arrests were immediately planned.
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