Answered on Mar 11th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
It is illegal (a felony) to choke someone. It would be difficult to argue that type of "restraint" is self-defense. It would be better not to attempt to physically discipline a 16 year old. If things escalate, it would be better to remove yourself from the situation. More than likely any adult dealing with the child would be found liable for any injuries to the child.
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