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Old 04-22-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Default 15 year old Missouri Girl to ER after principal paddles her

A 15 year old girl goes to the ER for treatment after being paddled for having her cell phone at school. Her mother witnessed the corporal punishment, and she describes the principal as taking a golfer's swing, and hitting her daughter with such force, and that before she could utter a word, he hit the child again.

What would you do if this happened to your child? In most states, you would have absolutely no recourse. Educators are held to different standards for abuse than parents. It will be interesting to see how this investigation shakes out. Despite the injuries, this school district denies the need to change its policy.

State, sheriff's department probe school paddling that left welts | KY3 | Local

 
Old 04-22-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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A 15 year old girl goes to the ER for treatment after being paddled for having her cell phone at school. Her mother witnessed the corporal punishment, and she describes the principal as taking a golfer's swing, and hitting her daughter with such force, and that before she could utter a word, he hit the child again.

What would you do if this happened to your child? In most states, you would have absolutely no recourse. Educators are held to different standards for abuse than parents. It will be interesting to see how this investigation shakes out. Despite the injuries, this school district denies the need to change its policy.

State, sheriff's department probe school paddling that left welts | KY3 | Local
sounds like extreme punishment for a cell phone, what kid doesnt have a cell phone at school with them. I for one want my daughter to have her cell with her at all times, just in case shes need to call me or her mom.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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sounds like she won't be bringing a cell phone to school again. Perhaps if children feared the consequences for their actions more we wouldn't have such problems in our schools. And I have no doubt the mother exaggerated. I feared my mother more than anyone and that fear alone kept me from doing wrong things. Kids these days get away with murder, literally, because its never their fault. They're never held responsible.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I wonder if the Emergency room team exaggerated by calling the resulting injuries "contusions". This is child abuse.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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I don't know what I'd do.... we don't send our kids to school, and I can add that to my very long list of reasons why. That is child abuse committed by a power hungry little man.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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whats gets me was that this child is/was a honor student, and for him to do this in front her mother?? i mean ive been lifted off the ground by a teacher when i was paddled, but i mean i deserved it, not some petty thing like a phone. gee how about writing sentences?
 
Old 04-22-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: California
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Wait.. the mother watched? I would of knocked the crap out of that principal.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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Wait.. the mother watched? I would of knocked the crap out of that principal.
yea, thats what the article said on the link..personally i wouldnt have let my daughter had a paddling or whatever they called it anyway for that.
oh and i agree with ya, i would have prob been arrested for hitting the principal too
 
Old 04-22-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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When a student needs paddling, I think that the parents should do it in the principal's office. After examining the evidence and describing the "offense" the parents and administration should agree on the correct punishment.
 
Old 04-22-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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Paddling a 15-year-old seems kind of pointless.

If you really want to punish a 15-year-old girl, make their mom hang out with them in the classroom for a day.
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