By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Martinsville, Indiana, police were called to a day care center after the child began throwing a fit. It was reported by Fox News that one police officer slapped the child and another tasered the child for 1 to 2 seconds. The child’s guardian operates the day care center. Some argue that the tasering of a child is an excessive way to punish or control a child. Others may not have a problem with tasering, corporal punishment or other physical harm to a child.
Discipline and corporal punishment are often topics of debate. What is the reasonable use (if any) of corporal punishment in the home? at school? at a day care center? by police? Child safety and reasonableness should be the two factors to consider when addressing or considering any particular incident. You can read more about this story at Police Taser Child in Indiana Day Care Center.