My brother has Autism. When he was in kindergarten, he pulled the fire alarm. It was January and way below freezing. Our school district’s policy was to expel any student that pulls the fire alarm. Thankfully, they reconsidered for the kindergarten student with autism. Now, you would think the noise of the fire alarm is something that an autistic child would want to avoid. We found out months later (he wouldn’t open up about it then) that he pulled it to stop the noise of ‘stations’ time going on in his classroom. He didn’t really have the mental connection of what would happen if he pulled the alarm, but he knew it would make the noisy station time stop.
When you can’t concentrate, what do you?