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Officials at a Texas high school plan to ask their board tonight to change a policy requiring that spanking punishments be administered only by employees of the same gender as the student to receive the punishment.
That proposed request comes on the heels of outcry after a male vice principal in the district administered legal spanking punishments to female students.
Taylor Santos, a well-regarded student and athlete at Springtown High School, near Fort Worth, Texas, chose to be paddled as punishment for allowing another student to copy her homework. She opted for the paddling over a second
Originally posted by Cytra
reply to post by littled16
Ok, so let me get this right. Parents choose whether they want their kids to be physically punished or not, so that it not reflect badly on the kid's future. My jaw just drops. To paddle, or not to paddle, check! I can see sadists out there getting a kick out of this. If I were one with a thing for teens, I'd probably want to be a principal too! But I personally could never work anywhere that condones these types of actions at all.
I guess coming from the state of Texas that boasts being #1 in executions through death penalty, this is a taste of what's to come if you don't follow the rules. Compliance through fear. There is a reason why most states do not allow corporal punishment. And they're still arguing about who does it.
Good grief. My parents did spank me a couple times growing up, but never with implements of torture. Bare hand was bad enough! Why do people insist on raising their kids like dogs?
Originally posted by skalla
i'm pushing 40 and often got smacked across the legs in infant and junior schools (uk, pre 11 yrs old) and it seemed pretty normal then - corporal punishment was also an option post 11 too, but it seems like that was a different world...
this OP report is about a high school, so in the US that means up to 16 yrs, right? The idea of a teacher/principle or w/e "spanking" the bottom of a 15 yr old for example just seems so waaay out of kilter nowadays, not just from a physical abuse POV, but it has so many sleazy connotations regardless of who may be doling out red marks on some teenager's behind. the mind boggles! i can imagine that alot of teaching staff would be massively uncomfortable with this, or i would hope so anyway it's interesting too that there seems to be an implication that it is not improper as long as one is spanked by a staff member of the same gender
as the father of child not long in the school system, (and despite my own experiences as a school kid which i didnt find negative btw) i would echo what others have stated here so far in that i would be well on the war path if a teacher struck my child and would never permit it - i find the whole report quite bizzarre - no wonder the mother in the report found it creepy!
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
someone spanks my child, and they get a visit from me at home in their living room. I don't care if I go to court, get arrested, do not put your hands on my child