Hawaii 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. [ECS]