Montravious Thomas Lost His Leg Because Of Violent Staff At School
A 13-year-old student in Georgia was badly injured after a behavioral specialist slammed him to the ground multiple times while at school last month, the boy’s attorney said.
Montravious Thomas’s injuries — which included a fractured tibia, a dislocated knee and permanent nerve damage — were so severe that his right leg had to be amputated on Tuesday.
“It was certainly an emotional issue for him, and it still is; he’s 13,” the boy’s attorney, Renee Tucker, told The Washington Post. “He was scared with all the surgery. He doesn’t understand what happened and why it happened.”
Tucker said the incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Edgewood Student Services, an alternative school in the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga.
Because it was an alternative school, Montravious was supposed to attend only a few hours of class in the afternoon, Tucker said.(READ MORE)
SEVERED AT HIS KNEE
Montravious Thomas, the 13-year-old boy who was allegedly body-slammed multiple times by a behavioral specialist, is now learning how to live with an amputated leg.
Renee Tucker, the lawyer representing the student and his family, confirmed Wednesday that the amputation was performed Tuesday night in Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston.
“He’s doing OK, as much as can be expected,” Tucker told the Ledger-Enquirer in a phone interview. “He was emotional, of course, yesterday and last night. Today, he’s a little better. He’s still coping.
“Egleston has done a pretty good job, and he’s getting the idea of a prosthetic in his mind. They’re sending counselors by and showing him pictures of kids still being active (with a prosthetic leg). So he’s getting used to the idea, but it’s still emotional for him. He doesn’t want anyone to look at his leg.”
The teen’s right leg was amputated below his knee, Tucker said, because part of his broken tibia severed some veins that provided blood flow to his foot. Doctors tried to save his leg by removing an artery from his thigh and getting it to act like a vein, but that effort didn’t work, she said.