ATLANTA (WTVM) - Lawanda Thomas, the mother of the Columbus teen who was allegedly slammed to the ground multiple times by a behavioral specialist at the school, now wants justice for her son.
Speaking for the first time since her son's severely injured right leg was amputated on Tuesday, Thomas told Atlanta television station WAGA that she learned that Bryant Mosely, the behavioral specialist that allegedly injured her son, allegedly did this to her son once before.
The incident that injured her son, Montravious Thomas, happened on Sept. 12 at the AIM/Edgewood Student Services Center on Forrest Road. AIM is an alternative school for students from the third to 12th grade.
Lawanda Thomas says her son was devastated about the injury and cried a lot.
The family's attorneys said that instead of rendering Thomas aid, they sent him home on the school bus. His mother said she knew something was wrong when he arrived home.
According to the Columbus Police Department incident report, a CPD officer, who was working their off-duty, said:
Bryant is not a teacher for the Muscogee County School District. He is a behavioral specialist employed by Mentoring and Behavioral Services, a company contracted by the MCSD.
As of Wednesday, Bryant has not been charged with any crimes.
The Muscogee County School District released a statement on Tuesday, stating:
Attorneys for the family said Bryant was presented to Lawanda Thomas as Montravious's teacher, and ultimately, the school district is responsible for his actions.
The attorneys also believe that there is video of the incident that they would like released.
She says after he returned home from school and when she examined his leg and noticed that his knee was dislocated. Thomas had four surgeries before the decision was made to amputate his leg. The amputation happened on Tuesday night at Children's Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston.
We've reached out to Mentoring and Behavioral Services, the company that employs Mosely, and have not received a response.