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MCSD attorneys deny allegations in lawsuit against district

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MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) – Attorneys for the Muscogee County School District and other defendants are denying allegations against them in a $25 million lawsuit.

The case stems from a student whose leg was amputated after an incident at the AIM/Edgewood Student Services Center, located at 3835 Forrest Road in September 2016.

According to Montravious Thomas’ attorneys, his leg had to be amputated as a result of him being repeatedly body slammed by a behavioral specialist, working as a contractor for the district. 

The behavioral specialist’s name is Bryant Mosley and according to the document, he is demanding a jury trial and agrees with the plaintiffs’ claims that he was assigned to Montravious' class that day, but he refutes most of the 9 counts outlined in the lawsuit against him.

The same holds true for the other defendants named in the suit including the Muscogee County School District, Superintendent David Lewis, and four other employees named as defendants including then assistant principal Eddie Powell.

We spoke to Montravious' attorney, Renee Tucker with Forrest B. Johnson and Associates, by phone and she says: “The manner in which they responded is the manner in which we predicted.”

The next step is the discovery phase when both sides present their evidence. 

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