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Teen Loses Leg After School Worker Assault

A Georgia student had his leg amputated after he was body slammed by a school contract worker several times, a lawyer representing the boy’s family said.

WXIA spoke with the 13-year-old’s mother, Lawanda Thomas. She said the incident happened on Sept. 12 at Edgewood Student Services in Columbus, GA.

According to Thomas, her son wanted to leave the classroom but allegedly was denied permission. That’s when her son was physically assaulted by a student contract worker.

Renee Tucker is acting as legal counsel for the family. She said the teen was picked up and slammed to the floor three times.

“He picked him up around his waist and body slammed him to the floor,” she said. “We know he attempted to leave the class a couple more times, and he was picked up two more times around his waist and body slammed to the floor.”

Thomas said when her son got off the bus, he was limping.

“I walked out to the school bus and I asked what was wrong with him,” Thomas said. “He said the teacher slammed him.”

The school issued a statement saying the person accused of assaulting the teen is not an employee of the school district, but was a contract service provider.

“We extend our thoughts and prayers to our student who is undergoing medical treatment and to his family,” the Muscogee County School District said. “We are committed to conducting a thorough review of the alleged incident at the AIM/Edgewood Student Services Center to determine all of the facts.”