So that explains why when my son got home from school he said a police car was there.
He said it involved a teacher but wasn't sure of all the details.
What you said 'could be true' but...
There are other possibilities.
Some kid's/people just can't seem to get along. Don't know why the reason, it just happens.
Could have been friend's just having an "off day". (I've had that happen a couple of times)
Could have been over a girl? Happens all the time one way or another.
A disagreement. A "I'm right your wrong, deal with it".
As far a paddling... I know some schools still have corporal punishment.
IMO some decided to discontinue it because of too many lawsuits against the school(s) because the student's were getting injured by getting hit in the legs or too hard.
Also, it seemed that a lot of people were/are being prosecuted for "correcting" their child(ren).
Heck! I can remember getting my "hind-end tanned" in public and no one batted an eye.
Most probably thought that I did something to deserve it.
Now, Even if someone makes a gesture in the "threatening way", they can be arrested and charged with assault.
But for now, we'll just have to wait and see what the investigation shows.
That is, If it made public.