Police: Rock Hill boy, 9, assaults teacher who took away his iPad

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comOctober 2, 2013 

FILE PHOTO: Student works with her ipad at Richland County elementary school in 2012

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— Police were summoned to a Rock Hill school last week when a student became so disorderly that it took three teachers and an administrator to restrain him, according to a police report.

Several students became upset after an Oakdale Elementary teacher took away their iPads because they were too loud while using the tablets, the report states. A 9-year-old boy became so upset he crawled under a desk, then flipped over a chair. He then went to another part of the classroom and flipped several more chairs, according to the report.

The teacher took the boy into the hallway, where he repeatedly stomped on the teacher’s foot. Two other teachers and an administrator helped to restrain the boy, who would not calm down for some time.

When officers arrived, the student had managed to calm himself down. He was released to his mother.

Two other students became disorderly during the incident, the report states, but they were able to be separated and calmed.

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