A US school has brought back p...


A US school has brought back paddling as a form of punishment

Jonathan Duane
Jonathan Duane

01:52 13 Sep 2018

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Misbehaving students can be hit with a 24-inch wooden paddle under the new policy.

A school in the US state of Georgia has reintroduced corporal punishment.

The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics, which teaches kindergarten through to ninth grade, has announced that it's brought back paddling as a disciplinary measure.

According to local TV station WRDW/WAGT, a third of parents have already given consent for their children to be paddled on the bottom if they break the rules.

The new policy states that the punishment must occur in the presence of an adult witness and no more than three strikes should be given.

If parents don't consent, their child can be suspended for five days.

The practice of corporal punishment is still allowed in Georgia and 19 other states but it's rare for a school to have a policy for it.

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