Danyna Gibson

Danyna Gibson (Photo via Gofundme)

Family Of Slain Warren Student Pursuing Legal Action

Gibson was stabbed to death in her classroom.

September 16, 2018 - 2:12 pm

WARREN (WWJ) - The family of a murdered high school student is pursuing a possible lawsuit against the Warren school district and others.

Attorney Juliana Sabatini says their firm is looking into a civil case against responsible parties. 

Danyna Gibson died following a stabbing at Fitzgerald High School last week.  

"So we are going to investigate ... any civil liability that may exist against the school district, the school and any individuals that were involved," says Sabatini. 

Gibson was killed last Wednesday, allegedly by her classmate, 17-year-old Tanaya Lewis, who has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder. 

Prosecutors say Lewis chased Gibson around the classroom -- yelling “I'm going to kill her" while smiling and laughing.

In court, a Warren Police Det. Donald Seidel testified that witnesses said Lewis, armed with a straight-edge kitchen knife she'd brought from home, stabbed Gibson twice in the upper chest, one striking her heart. 
Witnesses told investigators Lewis was smiling and laughing while chasing the victim around a classroom, Seidel said, then stabbing her once more in the back as she tried to flee.

Seidel said that's when Gibson fell to the floor. 

According to sources Gibson was an A-student who was on the school robotics team, student council, ran cross country and played in the marching band.

The family has hired the Mike Morse Law Firm to represent them.