A thirteen-year-old black teenage boy was forced to have his leg amputated after a school employee slammed him to the floor multiple times and then failed to provide medical treatment, several news outlets reported.
Attorney Renee Tucker, who represents the boy and his mother, said The boy left class for the main office to call his mother for a ride. That’s when “Behavioral specialist” Bryant Mosley stopped him and threw him to the ground three times to keep him from leaving. The violent confrontation occurred on the boy’s first day of school.
The young student later reported to school officials a numbness in his leg, and the school told him that they would call him an ambulance. They never did. Mosley carried the boy to the school bus and sent him home without notifying his family of possible injuries.
“They placed an injured student on the school bus,” said the boy’s 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 of that leg.”
The student is still being treated at the Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. His family learned the news about the required amputation over the weekend, according to the boy’s attorney.
The school’s district attorney did not comment on the case, but a spokeswoman for the school board said that their “thoughts and prayers” are with the boy and claimed to be conducting an investigation into the incident.
Several sources have reported that the school is in possession of a videotape of the confrontation, and the boy’s attorney has submitted an open records request to gain possession of the footage, in addition to 50 documents related to the incident. The family plans to sue the school for $5 million.