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    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.
History: 1983 c 217 s 6; 1985 c 266 s 4; 1986 c 444; 1990 c 542 s 19; 1999 c 139 art 4 s 2

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