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    Subdivision 1. Definition. For the purpose of this section, "corporal punishment" means
conduct involving:
(1) hitting or spanking a person with or without an object; or
(2) unreasonable physical force that causes bodily harm or substantial emotional harm.
    Subd. 2. Corporal punishment not allowed. An employee or agent of a district shall not
inflict corporal punishment or cause corporal punishment to be inflicted upon a pupil to reform
unacceptable conduct or as a penalty for unacceptable conduct.
    Subd. 3. Violation. Conduct that violates subdivision 2 is not a crime under section 645.241,
but may be a crime under chapter 609 if the conduct violates a provision of chapter 609.
History: 1989 c 114 s 1; 1990 c 382 s 1; 1998 c 397 art 9 s 20,26