Family sues school after metal beam falls on child's head

'It's just been a roller coaster ever since then'
Posted at 6:09 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 18:10:22-04

Star Gee is suing Thorne Primary School, Westwood Community School District and others after her son was hurt when a rusted part of a door frame fell and hit him on the head.

Eight-year-old Markquan Gray was at Thorne Primary school in Dearborn Heights, and as he was walking back from recess, a part of the door frame fell on him in April 2017. 

“The teacher was running him out with ice on his head, and she was saying, 'I’m so sorry. I’m just so sorry,’” Gee said. “And Markquan was just saying ‘Mommy.’”

Lawyer Jonathan Marko of Marko Law said they are suing the school for negligence. 

“He was walking out of the school to meet his mother to go home for the day when part of the metal door frame knocked him on top of his head,” Marko said. 

According to medical records, since then Markquan has had to deal with trauma-induced migraines, hallucinations, insomnia and has a fear of leaving his home. 

“It’s just been a roller coaster ever since then,” Gee said. “Like my whole life has changed.”

We reached out to the school for comment and they emailed WXYZ the statement below. 

“On the advice of legal counsel, unfortunately, we cannot comment on pending litigation,” wrote Dr. Stiles Simmons, Superintendent Westwood Community School District. 

View the full lawsuit below:

FILED Grey Markquan Complaint by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd