A Northern Kentucky middle school teacher is facing a felony abuse charge for allegedly beating his 5-year-old son with a belt.
The allegations were made by his ex-wife, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. Robison said he and his ex-wife share custody of the boy and an older daughter. The department said Robison hit his son with a belt “because the boy was not playing hopscotch to his satisfaction.”
Apparently, in this man's oppinion Mr. Robison must have been quite familiar with the official Hopscotch Association Rule Book. He admitted he did hit his son twice on the buttocks with a belt after his son talked back to him several times while they were outside playing hopscotch. He said he gave his son a couple of warnings, but the boy did not stop. That’s when he took him inside to discipline him, he said.
“It was about him talking back,” he said. “Not about hopscotch."
Robison said he believes corporal punishment should be an option for parents, but not to hurt their children.
Robison turned himself in Monday afternoon, posted a $500 bond and was released.