School Reinstates "Paddle Policy"

A Charter School in Augusta Georgia has decided to bring back its "paddling policy as a form of discipline on students. 

A consent form was sent out to students' parents allowing for them to opt in or opt out of corporal punishment.

So far the superintendent says they’ve received a little over a hundred consent forms back, a third of them giving the thumbs up to paddle their child. He also said, "There was a time where corporal punishment was kind of the norm in school and you didn't have the problems that you have.”

Here's how it works if a student has to be paddled. First the student will be taken into an office behind closed doors. 

The student will place their hands on their knees or piece of furniture and will be struck on the buttocks with a paddle. 

According to the form sent out to parents, students will receive no more than 3 hits, and if parents opt out of paddling, they have to agree to up to 5 days of suspension.

 
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