Onslow Co. schools consider banning spanking

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Onslow County schools are considering banning the spanking of students.

According to the Daily News of Jacksonville, the school board will discuss a ban on corporal punishment at a meeting on Tuesday.

Spanking is reportedly rarely used, but one instance of paddling was reported during the 2012-13 school year.

NC Child, a children’s advocacy 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.

Only six school districts in the state still allow corporal punishment.

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

Source: Daily News of Jacksonville

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