Michigan mother sues school and principal because her 14-year-old daughter killed herself after being sent home for throwing bottles in class while high on weed
- Maisonon Renick is suing a school and its principal for the death of his daughter Selena Perez, who took her own life after being expelled from school
- In total, the family is seeking damages totaling $25 million, according to the lawsuit.
- Perez’s death is under criminal investigation, with cops confiscating a school device she used to communicate with her principal
A Michigan mother is suing a school and its principal after her daughter took her own life after being expelled from school.
Maisonoon Renick’s daughter Selena Perez, 14, died by suicide in May after school authorities sent her home alone under the influence of drugs.
Perez was a freshman at Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights and was sent home by Principal Aaron Mollett and District Superintendent Tyrone Weeks for misbehavior and “bottle throwing.”
Both have now been named as defendants in the lawsuit brought by Renick who is being sued for wrongful death and gross negligence
The lawsuit claims the district and principal failed to enforce the school’s code of conduct that should have involved a 10-day suspension and parental notification.
Selena Perez, pictured here, was a freshman at Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights when she took her own life
Maisonon Renick, pictured here, is now suing the school and its principal in connection with the death of her daughter
In court documents seen by DailyMail.com, the lawsuit says Mollett contacted Renick by phone to report his daughter’s behavior, including “throwing bottles” in class.
He also claims that Mollett “deliberately and intentionally failed to report to his mother that Perez was under the influence of marijuana.”
The documents continued: “Mollett allowed Selena to leave the school premises without seeking medical attention, without informing her parental guardians of the actual circumstances surrounding her altered mental and physical condition, or reporting anything to local authorities.
“Selena returned home alone, in an altered mental state and shortly after arriving, committed suicide in the basement of her residence, resulting in her death.”
Thirty minutes after Perez died, Mollett and Weeks appeared at the family home uninvited.
The lawsuit claims they did so “under the guise of expressing condolences for Selena’s passing” and then informed her mother that she was under the influence.
He continues: “The mere arrival of Mollett and Weeks in such close proximity to Selena’s death raises genuine concerns about how they developed knowledge of Selena’s passing.
“Who they obtained this information from, the content and substance of their electronic communications with Selena and the nature of their relationship with Selena.”
Mollett also allegedly told Renick that his daughter was using marijuana, before trying to back out of his statement, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims Mollett, pictured here, ‘deliberately and intentionally failed to report that Perez was under the influence of marijuana’ to his mother
District Superintendent Tyrone Weeks, pictured here, is also being sued
Perez was a freshman at Annapolis High School in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, pictured here
In total, Perez’s family is seeking $25 million in damages and claim Mollett and Weeks knew Selena was suicidal when she left school.
Renick already said CBS News: ‘She had a warm heart and a wonderful soul. I want to know if he could have prevented this.
“If there was any communication between him and Selena because (she) trusted him a lot.
“If she went to him and said something and he didn’t tell us, I want to know.”
Mollett was placed on paid leave after Perez’s death, he then returned to work until the end of the term and was again placed on leave.
Weeks was removed from his position on May 17 and is the subject of three Title XI complaints, a civil rights complaint, several union grievances and unfair labor practice charges, according to Michigan Education. Association.