A 13-year-old Muscogee County, Georgia student underwent amputation after a behavior specialist allegedly threw him to the ground multiple times on Sept. 12.
Attorneys for Montravious Thomas notified the Muscogee County School District that their client will file a $5 million lawsuit for the September incident. Nearly a month ago, Montravious was enrolled in the school district’s AIM/Edgewood Student Services Center program for behavioral issues when the teen was reportedly slammed by behavior specialist Bryant Mosley.
On the first day of school, Montravious reportedly tried to leave Mosley’s classroom to call his mother for a ride. The specialist allegedly slammed the student to the ground three times for an unknown reason. According to WTVM, the injuries he obtained were so severe that the teen’s right leg had to be amputated. Mosley carried the teen to the bus and failed to notify his parents, per WTVM.
“They placed an injured student on the school bus,” said attorney Renee Tucker. “We don’t know the extent that the injuries were worsened by the failure to render aid. And certainly by picking him up and seating him on the school bus. Then, they had him ride in that same school bus home without any support or stabilization [to] that leg.”
According to Raw Story, school officials did not administer medical aid and a school resource officer who saw Montravious limping did not file a report. In addition, no officials called an ambulance.
Muscogee County School District Director of Communications Valerie Fuller released a statement regarding the incident Tuesday. In that press release, Fuller said that Mosley was an outside contractor.
“… Physical restraint is allowed in Georgia public schools and educational programs in those situations in which the student is an immediate danger to himself or others and the student is not responsive to less intensive behavioral interventions including verbal directives or other de-escalation techniques.”
As of this report, Mosley has not been charged with any wrongdoing.