Would you force your child walk almost a mile to school?

A dad in Hawaii faces probation, mandatory parenting class and a $200 fine for forcing his son to walk home from school.

I haven't seen a lot of details about what led up to this, if it was a safe route or if the child was even upset over the punishment.

I'm curious though, what are your thoughts on this story?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2643217/F…

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    08/06/14
    A mile? That's it? There were times I had to walk 4 miles (high school)...in the semi-dark. Alone, it would have to depend on their age. i walked a quarter mile alone in 3rd grade...but mom watched me from the front porch the entire time lol.
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