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Michigan Corporal Punishment in Public Schools Laws

The use of physical force as a form discipline -- such as spanking or paddling -- is referred to as corporal punishment. Some states still permit the use of corporal punishment in public schools, within certain parameters, but Michigan is not one of them. In Michigan, corporal punishment in public schools is strictly prohibited "under any circumstances." However, reasonable force may be used for self-defense or in defense of others.

Learn about Michigan's corporal punishment in public school laws in the following box. See State Laws Regarding Corporal Punishment to compare and contrast.

Code Section 380.1312
Punishment Allowed Corporal punishment or threats of corporal punishment not to be inflicted "under any circumstances"; reasonable physical force may be used in self-defense or in defense of others, to obtain possession of weapon or other dangerous object or to protect property or to restrain or to remove noncomplying child from interfering with order of school.
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Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Michigan education attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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