Family files wrongful death lawsuit for death of 4-year-old

GWINN — The family of four–year–old Amarah Filizetti has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gwinn Area Community Schools.

According to the lawsuit that was filed in Marquette County Circuit Court on July 18th, the Filizetti family accuses the school district, Business Manager AJ Filizetti and Tracy Belusar of Professional Contract Management Incorporated of negligence.

In court documents obtained by ABC 10, the lawsuit cites negligence by the school for not properly securing a safety partition in the high school gym.

Last September, the safety partition, weighing over 300 pounds fell on Amarah, severely injuring her. She later died at a downstate hospital.

Amarah’s twin sisters and mother were in the gym at the time of the accident. Filizetti was severely injured after a safety partition weighing over 300 pounds fell on her at the Gwinn High School gym on September 3rd.

They interviewed school officials and others who were there when the accident took place.

After consulting with the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office, which reviewed the investigation, police say no criminal charges will be authorized.