Family of boy who hanged himself sues district

January 29, 2010 3:22:35 PM PST
The family of a 10-year-old boy who hanged himself in an Evanston, Ill. school bathroom is suing the school district. The relatives say the district was responsible for the boy's safety and well-being during school hours.

Police concluded that Aquan Lewis killed himself in February 2009 at Oakton Elementary.

He was found hanging from a coat hook inside a bathroom stall door.

The boy's mother still has questions about how he died.

"What do the facts show me? It's veering away from suicide, and I'm an understanding person. If someone tells me something and shows me, that's fine" said mother Angel Marshall.

Evanston Skokie school District 65 spokeswoman Patricia Markham says they have not seen the lawsuit yet. So, they have no comment at this time.


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