Battery is found in the criminal code at 720 ILCS 5/12-3, which provides the following:
A person commits battery if he (or she) intentionally or knowingly without legal justification and by any means causes bodily harm to an individual or makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with an individual.
I did take it to the school superintendent who promised me to talk to the principal for that meeting. The principal asked me not to report it to the police. He will handle the situation. He did not give any punishment to the student, not even a detention. In my presence he told him not to do that in public,When he was kid , he used to do that in the basement. I was shocked and I feel that there is other reasons why the principal does not want me to meet the student parents. My 22 years old son who was a substitute teacher at the school refused to go back teaching after the principal asked him to come help zip up his Christmas costume.
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