Florida district to suspend use of corporal punishment

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Florida school district that has long subjected misbehaving students to corporal punishment recently announced it would be suspending the practice and will likely ban it entirely.

According to local reports, officials at Santa Rosa County School District in northwest Florida decided to phase out the practice in order to protect teachers from potential liability issues.

Even though parents in the district are required to give permission before their kids are subjected to paddling, in recent years, some parents have filed complaints with the state Department of Children and Families after corporal punishment incidents, local outlet WEAR-TV reports.

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