I have a friend who’s father smacked him in the face for talking back to him. They were in an argument and the teen stated that it is illegal for a parent to hit a child. His father said “watch me” and smacked him in the face, causing swelling and redness in his cheek.
Depending on the exact facts, it might be. You may want to consider reporting this to DCFS.
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