During an assembly a student raised his hand and was called on to speak. The student said something that contradicted what the presenter was saying. Nothing offensive was said, the student simply stated that the information provided was false and outdated. The principal then asked him to stay after the assembly, which the student said he would refuse to do. They then coerced the student into a classroom and would not allow him to leave despite his clear disposition with being held and secluded without his consent.
They obviously wanted to talk to this student, no harm in that. Short answer, in the context of what you you describe, I don't see a problem. Disobeying a request from the principal is grounds for discipline. Now, if the bound the students hand and shoved him in a broom closet, that's different.
A school acts "in loco parentis". Which means in many ways they have the same rights or similar to a parent. Who can make you stay. But there may be issues with it, depending on how it was done, whether it was after dismissal from the school for other students, how old he was, and school policies and state law.
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