“Corporal Punishment” means the willful infliction of physical pain on a student, willfully causing the infliction of physical pain on a student, or willfully allowing the infliction physical pain on a student. Physical pain or discomfort caused by athletic competition or other recreational activities voluntarily engaged in by a student is not corporal punishment.
A school district employee may not inflict, cause to be inflicted, or threaten to inflict corporal punishment on a student.
However, a school district employee may use the degree of force necessary [to quell a physical disturbance that threatens physical injury to an individual or damage to property] [to quell a verbal disturbance] [for self-defense] [for the preservation of order] [to obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object within the control of the student].
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