Defendant to be added to lawsuit involving student losing leg after alleged body slam

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Updates are reportedly on the way after the Muscogee County School District was voluntarily dropped from a multi-million-dollar lawsuit involving a student.

Thomas' lawyer, with Forrest B. Johnson and Associates,  says they plan to add Lt. Consuela Askew from the Columbus Police Department as a defendant. The lieutenant will join a full panel of defendants.

The attorneys plan to hold a press conference Tuesday to announce the changes in the defendant line-up.

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