Credit / Jonathan R. Marko

Another Lawsuit: Student's Finger Nearly Severed In Classroom Door

July 06, 2018 - 11:14 am

**WARNING: Includes graphic images

HAZEL PARK (WWJ) - Another lawsuit has been filed against a metro Detroit school district, claiming the actions of one of their employees permanently disfigured a third-grader. 

Attorney Jonathan Marko says 8-year-old Serenity Wadley was trying to leave her classroom at Webb Elementary School in Hazel Park, when paraprofessional Lynette Daley slammed the door on the little girl's finger with such force that it was nearly severed.

Marko says Wadley is now disfigured for life.

Credit / Jonathan R. Marko

"We need better training, funding, infrastructure, and support for our school systems and the individuals in them to make sure that our children are safe and well cared for," Wadley said in a statement. "This type of thing should not be happening in 2018."

Click here to see the lawsuit (.pdf format)

Earlier this week, Marko filed a similar lawsuit on behalf of 7-year-old Jason Brandom, Jr., whose finger was also severed when slammed in a classroom door at Henderson Academy in Detroit. Doctors were unable to attach his middle finger, which was severed at the tip.