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Missouri district brings again corporal punishment — on the urging of fogeys, it says

College students in Cassville, Missouri, returned to high school in late August. As children are sure to do, a few of them will misbehave this 12 months. They’ll act out on the bus or cheat on an task. They’ll disrupt class, disrespect or defy their lecturers, or use inappropriate language. They’ll interact in public shows of affection.

However this 12 months, one thing shall be completely different. This 12 months, in response to a scholar handbook, all these offenses could result in corporal punishment — a number of  swats with a wood paddle, on the buttocks.

Just like the overwhelming majority of youngsters nationwide, the almost 2,000 college students at Cassville, in southwestern Missouri, have by no means needed to face the specter of bodily pressure by their faculty leaders earlier than. The district stopped utilizing the paddle as a type of punishment twenty years in the past. However the faculty board voted in June to convey it again.



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