Nevada - Corporal Punishment: Prohibitions or Restrictions

Area: 
Prohibitions Or Restrictions
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law prohibits the use of corporal punishment for disciplinary purposes without exception.

Nevada Revised Statutes 392.4633. Corporal punishment prohibited.

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

  2. Subsection 1 does not prohibit any person from defending himself or herself if attacked by a pupil.

  3. 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.
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