The scene almost took a dramatic turn.

Thursday afternoon, a 10-year-old boy found himself stuck on a parapet, 5 meters high, in the playground of his primary school, in Saint-Cloud, in the Hauts-de-Seine, learned

20 minutes

from a police source.

The child, who had taken refuge there after an argument, refused to back down and be approached by the officials.

It all started around 4 p.m., when the boy was reprimanded by a supervisor after an argument with a comrade and managed to deceive the vigilance of several adults to leave the establishment.

The police station, which is about thirty meters away, is immediately called.

"The child has been identified for a long time for behavioral disorders, there was a real concern", specifies this police source.

Two officials are then dispatched and spot the child about thirty meters from the school.

But while they try to bring him back to the establishment, he struggles, bites one of them, and runs back to his school, this time in the direction of the playground.

An open investigation

The danger is far from over, however, because in this school, the courtyard is high, about 5 meters from the ground. To protect the students, a low wall surmounted by a fence about 2 meters high was erected. But the little boy manages to climb them before the adults arrive, thus finding himself on a small parapet, facing the void. While the firefighters are on their way, two other police officers try to strike up a conversation with the child. But the latter refuses to return, throws stones at them, gesticulates in the void, putting - without necessarily realizing it - his life in danger.

Fearing that the little boy might fall or jump, one of the policemen, measuring nearly 2 meters, then quickly climbs over the fence, surrounds the child and manages to get him back to the other side of the fence.

The latter, in shock, was taken to hospital.

An investigation was opened and entrusted to the Saint-Cloud police station to try to understand how the young boy had not only been able to leave school but also - and above all - put himself in such a dangerous situation within the establishment.


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