Kauai man gets probation for making kid walk mile

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Kauai man to one year of probation and a $200 fine for making his son walk 1 mile home from school as a form of discipline.

The Garden Island newspaper reported Thursday that Judge Kathleen Watanabe called the punishment "old-school" and inappropriate.

Robert Demond of Kilauea says he picked up his son from school and asked him about a matter that had been brought to his attention. He made his son walk home and think about his actions when he didn't respond.

The age of the boy is unclear.

Demond was also ordered to attend a parenting class after being convicted of second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor. Demond pleaded no contest and said he would handle the situation differently now.

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