A School District Voted to Re-establish Paddling as Punishment for Students Who Misbehave

For long the issue of corporal punishment has been controversial when people debate it IN THEIR OWN HOMES, but it was shocking to learn that in 2017 a school district in Texas called Three Rivers Independent School District voted to pass paddling to punish misbehaving students.

More surprising is that, as of 2018, it was still legal to paddle kids in 19 states across the country. Listening to our parents, about getting the ruler from the nuns when they were a kid in school, is bit different as that was a long time ago…

One of the more unusual parts of the paddling measure at the Three Rivers is that parents have to “opt-in” for their kids to be paddled at the schools with written and verbal consent. It must be awful to be a kid on that list, knowing your own parents opted for it…

As you can imagine, the story unsettled quite a few people and, judging by the comments on a Facebook post about the story, a lot of people were not on same page with the school authorities.

One person commented: “Do a little research on kids who were spanked and see that they are much more likely to end up in prison than kids who were disciplined with other methods. Paddling has no place in any school or home.”

Another added: “If anyone ever touched my kid, I would beat them senseless. Nope, no way I would pay for private school.”


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