Police say a Glendale man took discipline too far when he choked his son and struck him with a belt on his back, arms, and head.
On Thursday, Glendale police were called to an elementary school for a report of potential child abuse.
A 6-year-old boy reportedly told the nurse that he was hurting from a 'whooping' he had gotten from his father.
He reportedly told police and DCS investigators that he was hit with a belt on his arms, legs, back and head. He also allegedly said he was choked as well.
Police say a medical exam revealed injuries consistent with the boy's story.
The boy's father, 24-year-old Andre Deshaun Plummer, said he did hit the child with a belt on his butt, but other areas were hit when he squirmed away.
He also reportedly said he pulled his son off the ground by his shirt collar.
He was arrested for child abuse.
If you suspect a child is being abused, the Arizona Department of Child Services has resources available to report the issue to a social worker. You can call the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445), and will be asked for information about the child, as well as the nature of your concerns. You can also get more information from DCS about reporting abuse or neglect online.