Since January, Callum McMahon has been spending fewer hours in his classroom on the main floor of his Brampton, Ont., school, and more time with Grade 7 students upstairs.
It makes his mom nervous.
Callum is 13. He has a learning disability and was diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder four years ago, which means he’s prone to outbursts and other behavioural issues. He once ran away from school. When he’s frustrated, he often uses inappropriate language that has resulted in school suspensions.