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Texas School District Brings Back Corporal Punishment, Approves Paddling for Misbehaving Students


Good ol’ Texas approved paddling for misbehaving students in this school district; Corporal punishment is back!

In the past, corporal punishment was a pretty normal thing in schools. Today, it has been banned in most schools across the United States. In fact, it’s hard to even spank your own children these days without being accused of “child abuse.” Well one district in Texas decided to bring back paddling to discipline students.

From IJR:

Corporal punishment, as defined by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, is the deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping, or any other physical force used as a means of discipline.

The Three Rivers Independent School District in Texas has decided unanimously to bring back the paddle as a form of punishment for misbehaving students.

That’s not to say that the teachers will be patrolling the halls armed with a 2×4; the paddling can only be doled out by a “behavior coordinator” or the principal. Even then, parental permission will be required before justice is brought down.

Three Rivers ISD Superintendent Mary Springs told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:

“If the parent is not comfortable with it, that’s the end of the discussion.”

So what do you think? Are you ok with another person spanking or paddling your child? I have to be honest, I’m all for a good old fashioned spanking when my children are being extra defiant BUT I wouldn’t want another person to touch my child.

And some parents now-a-days are all over a teacher when it’s their kids behavior that’s the problem. It’s never their kids fault. Without an attitude change from the parents, a paddle won’t help. What do you think? Are you for the schools paddling your kids or against it? Please comment below!

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