At an elementary school in Canada, a nine-year old student started acting wildly out-of-control. In fact, the principal told the parents by phone that he was “acting out and holding people hostage”. The boy had gotten a hold of hockey sticks, and was in the hallways swinging them at his fellow students and staff. He then walked outside, whereupon the school went into lockdown, and the police were called.
The police found the boy at the front entrance kicking and hitting the door, and the student was handcuffed to prevent him from injuring himself. According to the boy’s mother, he has mental issues and is on medication. She says the school had just put a plan into place to help her son, including bringing in a youth worker who specializes in physically combative children.