Vermont - Corporal Punishment: Prohibitions or Restrictions
Vermont Statutes 16 V.S.A. § 1161a. Discipline
(b) For the purpose of this chapter, corporal punishment means the intentional infliction of physical pain upon the body of a pupil as a disciplinary measure.
(c) No person employed by or agent of a public or approved independent school shall inflict or cause to be inflicted corporal punishment upon a student attending the school or the institution. However, this section does not prohibit a person from using reasonable and necessary force:
- (1) to quell a disturbance;
- (2) to obtain possession of weapons or other dangerous objects upon the person of or within the control of a student;
- (3) for the purpose of self defense; or
- (4) for the protection of persons or property.