Man arrested after hitting son with belt because he was suspended from school, police say

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 06:53:24 AM. A Baton Rouge man accused of whipping his son with a belt as punishment for being suspended from school was arrested on Friday, according to a Baton Rouge police report.

A Baton Rouge man accused of whipping his son with a belt as punishment for being suspended from school was arrested on Friday, according to a Baton Rouge police report.

Police said 38-year-old Edward Humphrey picked up his son from Claiborne Elementary school on the morning of Nov. 8 after the son was suspended from school. Humphrey then used a belt to discipline his son in the school's teacher's lounge, causing swelling to the boy's cheekbones and a large bruise mark on his upper back, according to the report.

Humphrey then dropped the boy off at the workplace of the boy's mother, who then called Emergency Medical Services and the police after seeing her son's injuries, according to the report.

The boy told police that his father had previously hit him with a belt as discipline, but it was not this extreme in the past, according to the report. He complained that his upper back, face and hands were hurting from the beating.

Humphrey, of 700 N. 24th St., Baton Rouge, was booked in Parish Prison on Friday on cruelty to juveniles. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Nov. 16.

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