Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
Educational psychologist Ken Rensick said suspending the child was not a solution to this problem.
"The young boy clearly has problems that need to be dealt with. Removing him from school will not solve anything because, as far as he knows, staying at home is better than going to school.
"The school should have spoken to his parents to find out what could be driving their child to be this aggressive," Rensick said.
"His behaviour is a clear indication of aggression. He is angry at something or somebody. In cases like this, it is usually lack of parenting, where there is a lot of shouting in the house, or maybe the parents are spoiling the child.
"Social pressure also plays a role in this. When children are not coping among their peers they develop some anger," he explained.
Rensick advised parents to equip their children on what they should expect and what is expected of them when they go out to the outside world.