Onslow County School Board Bans Spanking As Discipline Option

Spanking of students in Onslow County schools is no longer allowed.

The school board voted Tuesday night to ban corporal punishment. According to a report, there was one reported instance of school paddling during the 2012-2013 school year.

Children's Advocacy Group NC Child says only six school districts in the state still allow corporal punishment. Only two of them have used it more than a few times.

In the 2012-13 school year, Robeson County schools reported 141 spankings, while Graham County reported 31.

The group sent a letter to districts that still allow spankings asking them to stop because they think it is a poor way to enforce discipline.

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