A kindergarten student was seriously injured after a man allegedly came to a schoolyard north of Toronto and began randomly swinging a curtain rod, according to police.
The York Regional Police said they were called to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Elementary School, located in East Gwillimbury, on January 15 around 1 p.m. after a man entered the property with a curtain rod.
Police claim that the 30-year-old man, who lives with cognitive disabilities, walked to school property. The suspect allegedly jumped over a fenced yard where kindergarten students were at recess and began swinging the curtain rod, hitting a five-year-old boy.
School personnel and a good Samaritan were able to take the suspect’s rod and take the students to school, police said.
Police said the boy who was beaten was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Since then, the man has been accused of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon with a dangerous purpose and common disturbances that endanger life.
Police said the suspect was arrested.