Milwaukee, WI asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Wisconsin

Q: I got a lunch detention a couple weeks ago because I took the blame for my friend. He called someone the N-word.

My parents asked what happened. I told them that I took the blame for someone else’s actions. They said they would call the school, and if the principal said something different, I would be “Beat the sh*t out of me with a belt, until my a** was so red, that I couldn’t sit down.”

1 Lawyer Answer

A: You have not really asked a question so I will comment on what i think the implied question is.

If you legitimately are afraid that your parents are going to beat you up that would fall under the category of domestic violence menacing. You should report that to your school counselor. However, if they have not beat you before and are not likely to in the future, perhaps they were speaking metaphorically. Your parents certainly have a right to discipline you. Some states even permit corporal punishment. I do not know whether Wisconsin is one such state.

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