Texas school district approves paddling for student punishment

Texas school district approves paddling for student punishment

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A school district in Texas approved paddling, or spanking with a piece of wood, as a punishment to students for the upcoming school year.

According to the new policy, "campus behavior coordinators and/or the principal" can administer the paddling punishment. Parents who do now want their child paddled can sign a waiver at the start of the year. If that waiver is not signed, the student would be eligible for the punishment if caught misbehaving.

The Three Rivers Independent School District in Three Rivers, which is approximately 60 miles south of San Antonio, passed the measure earlier this week. The new rule will go into effect in the upcoming academic year.

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Coincidentally, a new study shows that spanking a child could lead to mental illness with very few positive effects.

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