And now you are talking about things you have no knowlege of. HOme Depot didnt even require me to wear one of those back brace things. And yes, the big landscaping blocks weight 60 lbs each. YOu can find this out easily on your own.
It wasnt over 85 degrees, some of it was even night time.
This kid could have been out on a day hike with his folks, exactly the same circumstances/weight carried, and no one would blink an eye. 16 year olds have jobs, they drive cars, they do anything they possibly can without their parents...he did not need supervision and he was not in any danger.
The drama and speculation is just silly.
Now try doing as the boy had to, carry the stone with both arms, no pack or sling...
I also mentioned bringing a 4'2" child along to do the same thing... (adults are a bit different in developed bone and muscle mass) you seemed to have missed that part, try asking some friends if you can borrow their 4'2" child and have them hug carry a stone. See if they agree it is a literal walk in the park....
Being short is not a defect. ANd it was not meant to be a walk in the park. It was meant to be difficult. It was supposed to be punishment.
Again you dodge the borrow a kid and have them hug carry that stone. Imagine that.
16 year old boys come in all shapes and sizes, but what 16 year old is already playing college sports? I missed what football team has a 16 year old on the roster.
And I really missed the part where those 16 year olds were 4'2".
Did find a 6'3" 220 pound kid going to the minors with a season ending pulled hamstring in 2011. But he was 18 when he broke into the Bigs.
30 lashes is punishment as well, the question is proper punishment for a MINOR 4'2" child....