Anecdotally, my mom teaches second grade in an inner-city school, and her elementary school had half a dozen weapons confiscated last week. One of the second graders brought a six-inch knife in "to cut" a classmate (I quote). No diagnosis there - it was just how society/the neighborhood/whoever was teaching kids how to deal with interpersonal issues. Violence happens a lot there, even in kids without any diagnoses. :( It makes me sad.
Originally Posted by TiredX2
I was really surprised to hear that the child has no diagnosed issues but is still that violent (sharpening a stick so if the teacher came back he would have a weapon).