Minnesota Statutes Crimes; Expungement; Victims (Ch. 609-624) § 609.379. Permitted actions

Subdivision 1. Reasonable force.Reasonable force may be used upon or toward the person of a child without the child's consent when the following circumstance exists or the actor reasonably believes it to exist:

(a) when used by a parent, legal guardian, teacher, or other caretaker of a child or pupil, in the exercise of lawful authority, to restrain or correct the child or pupil;  or

(b) when used by a teacher or other member of the instructional, support, or supervisory staff of a public or nonpublic school upon or toward a child when necessary to restrain the child from self-injury or injury to any other person or property.

Subd. 2. Applicability.  This section applies to sections 260B.425 , 260C.425 , 609.255 , 609.376 , 609.378 , and 626.556 .


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