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School Paddling in Alabama
Honestly, not a bad approach. There are still basically no convictions, and this kind of nuanced and community centered approach is really just part of being an teacher; and of course, there are always hiccups in this kind of work.

Paddling is legal in Alabama, but some teachers arrested for excessive force
Quote:About three-quarters of Alabama school districts had at least one incident of corporal punishment in 2015-2016.

And despite it being protected under law, educators still face criminal and civil penalties for paddling.
Quote: there's a line between school-sanctioned discipline and child abuse.


But state law leaves educators to figure it out.
Quote:"If you're leaving it up to teachers" to determine whether a student should be paddled, he said, "I'd tell them you do it at your own risk. If you exceed what a jury in your community says is reasonable, you're criminally liable."

Nathan Ayers had the longest case, but was cleared. The mother actually had some good reasons to talk about this and bring the case, it seems.
Quote:The child’s mother later showed cell phone photos of heavy bruising to her son’s buttocks to then-superintendent David Bowman. She said she wanted the incident documented so neither her ex-husband nor DHR would blame her for the injuries.
assistant principal cleared of criminal charges over september paddling

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10-13-2019 04:08 AM
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This doesn't seem like it could go bad at all lol.

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10-15-2019 05:30 PM
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RE: School Paddling in Alabama
Leave it to the Deep South
to have the biggest problem with it
in school

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10-15-2019 07:57 PM
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It really doesn't seem overall a problem there. In this specific instance questions were raised, and IMHO raised and answered correctly.

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10-16-2019 12:49 AM
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RE: School Paddling in Alabama
In the north it’s nonexistent in schools,
so there are no questions about it😁

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10-16-2019 06:26 AM
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(10-16-2019 06:26 AM)DJJ Wrote:  In the north it’s nonexistent in schools,
so there are no questions about it😁

It was commonplace in Ohio until the late 90s at least.
10-16-2019 01:33 PM
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(10-16-2019 01:33 PM)Kaitie Wrote:  
(10-16-2019 06:26 AM)DJJ Wrote:  In the north it’s nonexistent in schools,
so there are no questions about it😁

It was commonplace in Ohio until the late 90s at least.

And it's still legal in a few counties in Indiana.
10-16-2019 05:31 PM
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