CALGARY — A man who held a secretary hostage at knifepoint for several hours at a Calgary school will not be going to jail.


Matthew Adeniran, who is 25, has been found not criminally responsible for his actions.


Adeniran was facing 11 charges, including forcible confinement and
assault with a weapon, in the hostage-taking at A.E. Cross Junior High
School in March.


He threatened two staff members, including one of his former teachers,
with a knife before holing up in a school office and holding the
secretary.


A 13-year-old student was inside one of the offices and called his mother for help.


A psychiatric evaluation found Adeniran was suffering from a serious
mental disorder at the time and failed to realize that what he was
doing was wrong.


He is to be treated at a psychiatric centre until a review board determines he can be released.


The doctor who examined Adeniran told court that he suffers from
paranoid schizophrenia and was deluded when he terrified the secretary
with a 33-centimetre-long kitchen knife and stabbed it into the counter
next to her hand.