A Columbus teen files suit in Muscogee County State Court after an incident at school results in the loss of his leg.
"We feel pretty good about this case," Renee Tucker, the attorney representing Montravious Thomas, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The suit seeks $25 million in damages.
The AJC reports Thomas was injured by a contract teacher at an alternative school last September. Behavioral specialist Bryant Mosley allegedly threw the 13-year-old boy to the floor at Edgewood Student Services Center several times.
Tucker alleges Thomas had to be carried to the school bus and the district failed to notify his family about the severity of his injury.
Mosley, who is named in the suit, is no longer working for the school district.
Thomas ultimately had to have his right leg amputated at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. His attorney tells the AJC, he continues with physical therapy but will require additional surgery on his leg.
Tucker says Thomas no longer lives in Columbus.
A school district spokeswoman states the system does not comment on pending litigation.