COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County School Board's Thursday night meeting intensified when one board member made a motion to discuss the recent national headlines regarding a student injured in their district.
"Let some sunshine into this room and let people know what's going while protecting the rights of this young man, who will never have his leg again," said District 8 Representative Frank Myers.
Myers attempted to stop motions to table an issue he says desperately needed to be addressed at the meeting, but his efforts were shut down by Chairman Rob Varner.
The issues Myers wanted to discuss concern a 13-year-old who was allegedly slammed to the ground on Sept. 12 by a behavioral specialist at Edgewood Student Services Center.
According to the boy's attorney, the teen's leg had to be amputated as a result of his injuries. The incident was caught on camera but so far, officials have refused to release the video.
"There is no legal reason not to release those tapes but the lawyer won't do it," said Myers.
After several failed attempts and insisting the school board address the alleged incident, Myers says he's frustrated with the way the board is handling issues.
"The taxpayers deserve answers, everybody deserves answers, and the way they cloak everything in secrecy in this building, it's just got to stop at some point." says Myers.
An executive session was called, and Myers refusing to participate. After that discussion behind closed doors, it was business as usual.