MCSD cites witnesses saying Edgewood student “up and walking” after alleged physical restraint

13-year-old Montravious Thomas just before he went into surgery to have his leg amputated Wednesday.
13-year-old Montravious Thomas just before he went into surgery to have his leg amputated Wednesday.

COLUMBUS, Ga. — New details are surfacing in an alleged incident involving a behavior specialist reportedly body slamming a Muscogee County student. A Columbus Police report indicates the incident happened September 12. Specialist Bryant Mosley reportedly refused to let 13-year-old Montravious Thomas out of an Edgewood Student Services Center classroom to call his mother.

The Muscogee County School District says Mosley tried to physically restrain the student. Montravious later had to go an Atlanta hospital, where his leg was amputated. News 3 learned from a school district statement that Mosley, 26, holds a B.A. in psychology and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.

The school district is defending the contracted specialist’s actions, saying restraint was allowed in that particular situation. The school district adds that witnesses say the teen was “up and walking and not in distress following the administered restraint.”

This statement differs from reports of the boy not being able to move after the alleged discipline. The district says the school tried to call the teen’s parents several times, but were unsuccessful. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

 

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