Man arrested for whipping child who kicked a teacher, police say

Man arrested for whipping child who kicked a teacher, officials say

SAN ANTONIO - A man is accused of being too heavy-handed while disciplining a young boy for misbehaving at school.

In fact, police believe the whipping is criminal.

The suspect's intentions may have been in the right place but an arrest warrant said he crossed the line with a nine-year-old boy.

Johnny Gonzales was charged with injury to a child after an arrest warrant said he spanked a nine-year-old boy for kicking a teacher at school.

The boy got suspended.

Police said the 46-year-old man used a belt to hit the boy on the arm and leg causing bruising, redness and a minor laceration.

Gonzales ran away from the scene after police were called by the child's relatives.

The incident happened three months ago and Gonzales is being held without bond because he was already on probation.

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