A 13-year-old boy is hospitalized in Atlanta preparing to lose his leg.
He faces amputation at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the boy allegedly was injured in September by a contract employee at Edgewood Student Services Center. The child was enrolled in alternative school.
According to an attorney for the family, the student was body-slammed by an employee when he attempted to leave the classroom to call his mother to pick him up.
Attorney Renee Tucker claims the student was thrown to the floor more than once.
"The fact that now it's led to an amputation just signifies the degree of force that was used," Tucker tells the Columbus paper.
Although the student complained his leg was numb, Tucker says he was put on a bus home without the school summoning medical help.
"We don't know the extent that the injuries were worsened by the failure to render aid and certainly by picking him up and seating him on the school bus," Tucker tells the Ledger-Enquirer.
The family plans to file suit.
The Muscogee County School District says the employee of Mentoring and Behavioral Services, a contract service provider, no longer works within the district.
"We extend our thoughts and prayers to our student who is undergoing medical treatment and to his family," school district spokeswoman Valerie Fuller tells the paper.