Father Charged With ‘Abuse’ For Forcing Son to Walk 1 Mile Home From School


A Hawaii man was charged with “abuse” after forcing his son to walk the one-mile trek home from school as a punishment for bad behavior. One has to wonder how–and especially WHY–the courts were involved in this? Is there more to the story we aren’t being told?

The man, Robert Demond, got probation for his actions.

A judge sentenced a Hawaii man to one year of probation and a $200 fine for making his son walk a mile home from school as a form of discipline.

Judge Kathleen Watanabe called the punishment “old-school” and no longer appropriate, the Garden Island newspaper reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1mLT0lx).

Robert Demond of Kilauea (kih-luh-WAY’-uh) said he picked up his son from school and asked about a matter that had been brought to his attention. When the son didn’t respond, Demond made him walk home to think about his actions.

The age of the boy is unclear. Demond’s attorney declined comment, while a prosecutor didn’t immediately respond to a request seeking comment from The Associated Press.

Demond was also ordered to attend a parenting class after being convicted of endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor. Demond pleaded no contest and said he would handle the situation differently now after the case went through two courts.

This does not seem like something the courts have any business getting involved in, does it? Is this just another example of our buttinski government gone wild? Tell us your thoughts below in the comment section, won’t you?

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

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