Well, those slow-grinding wheels of justice finally creaked to life yesterday:
Bromley Youth Court heard the boy, from St Mary Cray, became angry after staff confiscated a coin which he was making a noise with by scraping it on his desk.
Nisha Dutt, prosecuting, said: "His behaviour escalated and included throwing a box in the classroom and upturning desks.
"Eventually he proceeded into the corridor and his behaviour continued by kicking and punching the walls and doors in the corridor."
When staff tried to take him back to the classroom he headbutted a teacher which resulted in her losing consciousness and suffering concussion.
Another teacher was kicked below the knee causing a "cracking noise" and fell to the ground "in a considerable amount of pain".
She later required an operation to reconstruct her knee, following the attacks on January 5.The 'Mail' has a little bit more detail - it's not his fault, of course!
The boy's tearful mother told the court that she did not agree with the court's decision.
She added: 'The only reason he pleaded guilty is because he did hurt them, but they caused the situation.
'He is not a bad kid so he won't be coming back to court regardless of being on probation.'See, if they'd just let him do as he pleased, it'd never have happened!
We can't know his name or any other details, of course, nor exactly what the '12 month referral order' really means, other than having to 'meet regularly with a youth offending team' (we don't even know if he's still at the school), but the judge did let something slip, almost entirely inadvertently, I'm sure:
District Judge Robert Ede said to the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons: "In this country from the age of 10, young people have to face up to the consequences of what they have done in a criminal court."Not really keeping up with the YONA rules, are you. Judge Ede?