Girl dies days after attack near Attucks Middle School


HOUSTON – A family is asking for change from a Houston school after a 13-year-old died just days after being attacked by four girls.    

Last Thursday, Kashala Francis was attacked by a group near Attucks Middle School. On Sunday, the family said she suffered a seizure.

They took her to Texas Children's Hospital where they learned Francis had been suffering from a brain tumor.

Doctors performed surgery but she was later pronounced brain dead and died Wednesday.

The family said they still don't know if she died because of the attack or the medical issue.

The Houston Independent School District released a statement saying:

The Houston Independent School District is deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our students. We extend our sincere condolences to the student’s family, friends, teachers and classmates. Off-campus events that preceded the student’s death are being investigated by the Houston Police Department, and HISD is cooperating. We have grief counselors available at Attucks Middle School for all who may need assistance.