When I was a kid, we walked to and from school every day, no matter the weather. And school was a little over a mile from home. Snow, rain, wind, – it didn’t matter; we walked. But at least in Hawaii, it’s a different world:
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A judge sentenced a Hawaii man to one year of probation and a $200 fine for making his son walk a mile home from school as a form of discipline.
Judge Kathleen Watanabe called the punishment “old-school” and no longer appropriate, the Garden Island newspaper reported Thursday.
Robert Demond of Kilauea said he picked up his son from school and asked about a matter that had been brought to his attention. When the son didn’t respond, Demond made him walk home to think about his actions.
Demond was also ordered to attend a parenting class after being convicted of endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor.
How do they expect kids to stay in shape when they’re not allowed to play dodgeball or tag – or even walk home from school? Where’s Mooch Obama on all of this? Heck, walking’s even Green&Sustainable!