Investigation Unveils Tragic Death of Non-binary Owasso High School Student Dagny Benedict Linked to Alleged School Fight

Investigation Unveils Tragic Death of Non-binary Owasso High School Student Dagny Benedict Linked to Alleged School Fight

On February 8, the Owasso Public High School community mourned the untimely death of 16-year-old student Dagny Benedict.

The circumstances surrounding the tragedy are now under investigation by local authorities. Reports suggest a potential connection between Dagny’s passing and an altercation that transpired a day before her death.

Alleged Fight and School Bullying

Dagny, who went by the name ‘Nex’ among friends, reportedly suffered brain trauma following an altercation at Owasso Public High School.

Sources claim that during the altercation, several schoolmates allegedly beat Dagny’s head on a restroom floor.

The teen’s family asserts that Dagny, who identified as non-binary, had been a target of bullying for being transgender. The confrontation escalated to a physical fight in the bathroom.

Tragic Outcome and Family Statements

Dagny succumbed to the injuries in the hospital on February 8. Her mother, Sue Benedict, spoke at a funeral service, describing Dagny as a straight-A student, animal lover, and talented cook.

She conveyed her deep love for her child, emphasizing that Dagny, despite being tough, was an exceptional individual.

Police Investigation and Pending Autopsy Results

Police involvement in the case began when no 911 call was made by the school, and authorities were later summoned to the hospital on February 7.

Despite being initially discharged, Dagny returned to the hospital the next day and ultimately passed away.

The Owasso Police Department is investigating the circumstances and is awaiting autopsy and toxicology results to determine the cause of death. Detectives are interviewing witnesses to ascertain if any criminal charges will be filed.

Community Reaction and Support

In the wake of this devastating incident, the community has been grappling with the loss. Schoolmate Alexandria Davidson shared her sentiments, expressing the profound impact of Dagny’s absence.

A GoFundMe campaign has been initiated to assist the Benedict family with funeral expenses.

Remembering Dagny Benedict

Dagny’s obituary highlighted her love for nature and caring demeanor, especially towards her beloved cat, Zeus.

Describing her various interests, the obituary noted Dagny’s enjoyment of activities such as watching The Walking Dead, drawing, and playing video games.

Survived by her parents, four sisters, two brothers, niece, and nephew, Dagny’s passing has left a void in the Owasso community.

Ongoing Investigation and School Response

As the investigation unfolds, Owasso Public Schools stated that it cannot provide comments due to the ongoing nature of the case.

The community awaits answers, seeking justice for Dagny Benedict in the face of this heartbreaking loss.

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