A Columbus Police Department report revealed that on September 12, Montravious Thomas, 13, was attending Edgewood Student Services Center when a teacher “had to physically restrain a student due to behavioral issues.” The report named behavioral specialist Bryant Mosley as the man who caused severe injury to the teen. Thomas family attorney Renee Tucker said that the boy was slammed into the floor on his first day of school, adding, “And from what we understand Montravious was the only student in the classroom the afternoon of this particular occurrence.”
Tucker even claims that Eddie Powell, the assistant principal, saw the violence at one point, but didn’t help or file a report. At the time of the incident, Thomas was attending the AIM program, which hosts children who have been temporarily removed from their regular schools due to disruptive behavior. After being slammed the last time, the boy’s mom took him to a Columbus hospital when he got home; he was then airlifted to an Atlanta hospital to undergo four surgeries.
Muscogee County School District Director of Communications Valerie Fuller released a statement on Tuesday:
“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 person involved in the alleged incident at AIM/Edgewood Student Services Center is not an employee of the Muscogee County School District. We will continue the thorough review of the incident to determine all of the facts and to make any necessary recommendations because the safety of all students and all employees is [a] priority.”
According to reports, the boy’s mom, Lawanda Thomas, spent as much time with her son as she could while he was in the hospital, to the point that she lost her job. Although the incident is still under investigation, Bryant Mosley has not been charged with any crimes related to the case.
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