State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.
Nevada Revised Statutes 388.478. “Corporal punishment” defined.
“Corporal punishment” means the intentional infliction of physical pain, including, without limitation, hitting, pinching or striking.
Nevada Revised Statutes 392.303. Employee of or volunteer for school required to make report; timing of and entity to be notified of report; investigation of reports.
- In addition to the reporting required by NRS 432B.220, if, in his or her capacity as an employee of or volunteer for a public school or private school, such an employee or volunteer knows or has reasonable cause to believe that a child has been subjected to: (b) Corporal punishment in violation of NRS 392.4633 or 394.366 by another employee of or volunteer for a public school or private school, the employee or volunteer who has such knowledge or reasonable cause to believe shall report the corporal punishment to the agency which provides child welfare services in the county in which the school is located.
Nevada Revised Statutes 392.4633. Corporal punishment prohibited.
Corporal punishment must not be administered upon a pupil in any public school.
Subsection 1 does not prohibit any person from defending himself or herself if attacked by a pupil.
As used in this section, “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:
- (a) To quell a disturbance that threatens physical injury to any person or the destruction of property;
- (b) To obtain possession of a weapon or other dangerous object within a pupil’s control;
- (c) For the purpose of self-defense or the defense of another person; or
- (d) To escort a disruptive pupil who refuses to go voluntarily with the proper authorities.