2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 34 EDUCATION
Chapter 392 Pupils
NRS 392.4633 Corporal punishment prohibited; report of violation; forwarding of complaint if determined to be substantiated.

NRS 392.4633 Corporal punishment prohibited; report of violation; forwarding of complaint if determined to be substantiated.

1. Corporal punishment must not be administered upon a pupil in any public school.

2. Subsection 1 does not prohibit any teacher, principal or other licensed person from defending himself or herself if attacked by a pupil.

3. A person may report the use of corporal punishment on a pupil to the agency which provides child welfare services in the county in which the school district is located. If the agency determines that the complaint is substantiated, the agency shall forward the complaint to the Department, the appropriate local law enforcement agency within the county and the district attorney's office within the county for further investigation.

4. As used in this section:

(a) "Agency which provides child welfare services" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.030.

(b) "Corporal punishment" means the intentional infliction of physical pain upon or the physical restraint of a pupil for disciplinary purposes. The term does not include the use of reasonable and necessary force:

(1) To quell a disturbance that threatens physical injury to any person or the destruction of property;

(2) To obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object within a pupil's control;

(3) For the purpose of self-defense or the defense of another person; or

(4) To escort a disruptive pupil who refuses to go voluntarily with the proper authorities.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 60; A 1979, 1616; 1987, 1013; 1993, 2622; 2009, 921)



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