- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A school district in Vancouver, Washington, says an elementary school student has died after suffering a brain injury. School officials say relatives report that the student told them about a playground incident.

Evergreen Public Schools spokeswoman Gail Spolar said the child died Friday after initially being taken to a hospital on Wednesday evening.

Spolar says the district has called in a third-party investigator to talk to staff at Fisher’s Landing Elementary and review playground inspection reports. The spokeswoman says no one at the school saw the incident and the child didn’t report it to anyone at the school.

At the family’s request, Spolar declined to identify the child. She said she could not be more specific about the playground incident.

KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon, reports (http://is.gd/wLbcUH) the child was a 7-year-old girl. The station says doctors at a Vancouver hospital diagnosed her with a traumatic brain injury and she was later taken to a children’s hospital in Portland.

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