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Panhandle School District Says No to Spanking

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Oct 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-25 07:24:06-05

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Bay County school board agreed to remove corporal punishment from the district's student discipline policy.

District attorney Franklin Harrison told board members in Panama City on Tuesday that the liability for employees is too great and that there are many other methods of discipline available.

The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1zIqHxD) board chairman Jerry Register acknowledged the risk of spanking in school, but said he favors it, especially in elementary schools.

The board decided that the policy which allowed corporal punishment with a parent's consent was too much of a gamble. With Register voting no, they agreed to remove the policy from the student discipline policy.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com

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