Apparently, that child is strong willed. This is bound to get through to her. I don't know if this was the right thing to do or not, but he already did it. He is IT. He has access to lots of eqipment. I doubt he really shot hers, think it was a ringer. Moot point, but it made HIS point. This could work for them. This ain't child abuse, more like a desperate "See how it feels, wake up!"