Two N.C. School Districts Account for Most Paddling

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fewer North Carolina children are being paddled, an increasing trend after one of the school districts that most often used corporal punishment dropped the practice this month.

A report to the state school board last month showed that two school districts accounted for 62 percent of the 891 uses of corporal punishment in the 2010-2011 academic year that ended last June.

Robeson County led the state’s handful of remaining counties that mete out physical pain to discipline children with 359 cases, followed by Columbus County with 193.

Columbus County schools suspended paddling earlier this month, days after seing the collected data, superintendent Alan Faulk said Tuesday.

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