Georgia teen Montravious Thomas is having his right leg amputated this week after a teacher allegedly slammed the student to the floor three times, causing nerve damage.
The 13-year-old was in class at the Muscogee County School District’s AIM program, a program meant to help students with behavioral issues, when his teacher, behavioral specialist Bryant Mosley, allegedly threw him to the ground when he tried to leave class.
The family's attorney Renee Tucker told reporters that at the time, it is believed Thomas was the only student in the classroom.
On Tuesday, Muscogee County School District Director of Communications Valerie Fuller released a statement saying Mosley was an outside contractor, not an employee of the school district.
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She added, "We extend our thoughts and prayers to our student who is undergoing medical treatment and to his family. We are committed to conducting a thorough review of the alleged incident at the AIM/Edgewood Student Services Center to determine all of the facts." The statement went on to add that "physical restraint is allowed in Georgia public schools and educational programs" and hinted that there may have been other people in the room.
Mosley is not currently working for the district and a full investigation is underway. The teen's family plans to file a lawsuit because the 13-year-old was not given proper medical attention after the incident.