13-year-old Montravious Thomas, a Black teen has his leg amputated after he was slammed to the ground by teacher. The act of racial abuse is currently undergoing investigation.
Racial abuse leaves 13-year-old Montravious Thomas with one leg after he underwent four surgical operations. Thomas is alleged to have been slammed to the ground by his teacher who also refused to call for medical aid to help the Black teen as he got severely injured. What led to this barbaric act by the teacher? Let’s read the details of the case from the following gathered sources:
A black Georgia Black teen lost his leg about a month after a behavioral specialist working at his school threw him to the floor multiple times and then denied him medical treatment.
The 13-year-old student underwent amputation Tuesday, five weeks after the specialist — identified as Bryant Mosley — slammed him to the ground Sept. 12 at an alternative school in Muscogee County, reported the Ledger-Enquirer.
The boy, identified as Montravious Thomas, was enrolled in the school district’s AIM program after he was temporarily removed from East Columbus Middle School for unspecified violations of behavior rules.
His attorney said the boy was leaving his classroom for the main office, where he planned to call his mother for a ride, on his first day at the school when Mosley stopped him for an unknown reason and threw the teen to the ground up to three times to stop him from walking out.
Assistant Principal Eddie Powell reportedly witnessed the incident at some point, the attorney said, and an “inside source” told her the school had videotape of the incident.
His mother lost her job with a temporary agency because she spent so much time with her son as he was treated for his injuries, Tucker said.
The attorney submitted an open records request Sept. 26 to the school board seeking video footage and more than 50 documents related to the incident, including personnel records and district rules.
Tucker has not yet received those records, but she has notified the Muscogee County School District that the boy and his family intend to file a $5 million lawsuit. Read more.
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Valerie Fuller, a spokesperson for the Muscogee County School District, released a statement confirming that the school district is investigating the matter “to determine all of the facts.” Read more.
The full statement says:
“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.
Bryant Mosley was provided by Mentoring and Behavioral Services, a contract service provider, to the Muscogee County School District. Mr. Mosley is not presently providing services to the Muscogee County School District. Mr. Mosley is specifically trained in MindSet curriculum, a system of preventing and managing aggressive behavior, and Georgia restraint requirements.
It is our understanding that there were issues concerning the safety of the child and others in the room, which called for the use of restraint per state guidance.
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.” Read more.
Thomas was attending the AIM program, which hosts children who have been temporarily removed from their regular schools due to disruptive behavior, when the incident happened.
It was his first day at the program, according to WTVM.
According to Renee Tucker, who represents Thomas and his mom Lawanda, the boy was trying to leave class to call his mom when Mosley, a behavioral specialist, stopped him.
Mosley then threw him to the floor for an ‘unknown reason,’ Tucker said, and did it again when the boy tried to leave again.
Tucker also claims that Eddie Powell, the assistant principal, saw the violence at one point, an that a school resource officer saw the Black teen limping away but didn’t help or file a report.
The attorney also says that the school talked about calling for an ambulance, but then decided against it, and that Mosley then put the boy on a bus home without calling his family.
When asked whether Bryant was still employed by MBS, Dailymail.com was directed to the company’s Rob Poydasheff, who declined to comment.
‘At this point, we are still in the early stages of investigating the events which occurred and I have advised my client not to comment or speculate on the matter until we have completed our investigation,’ he wrote.
‘We are certainly very concerned for Montravious and our hearts go out to him. He and his family are in our thoughts as prayers.’
Bryant has not been charged with any crimes related to the incident, according to WTVM. Read more.
This is a clear prove that Blacks don’t belong to white dominated schools. The education system isn’t spared from the horror of racism in America. The act against this innocent Black teen is a crime and the teacher should be brought to book. It is obvious that white people hate Blacks. And we do not need further prove to know that. Blacks need to enroll in Black schools where they can be shown love and care.