Did you know that 19 states, including Texas, allow corporal punishment in schools? In a recent case in Texas, a female high school student opted to be spanked (with her mother’s permission) instead of receiving a two-day in-house suspension from school:
WFAA-TV in Dallas reports that about a week ago teachers busted 15-year-old Taylor Santos and another student for supposedly copying classwork, giving Santos two days of in-school suspension.
After the sophomore missed one class, she asked a vice principal to vacate the suspension in exchange for a paddling, which is allowed under Texas law and school policy. The vice principal had Santos call her mother for approval first, per school policy, and then school officials went ahead with the spanking.
Source: L.A. Times
Interestingly, the debate seems to mainly focus on the fact that the Assistant Principal who spanked the teen is male, and the student is female–against school policy, which states that females spank females and males spank males. Does anyone have an issue with government officials beating children in school?
What do you think? Should schools be allowed to spank children with parents’ permission?