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


  • nikki

    I agree BELLAA07! Children know that the teachers cant do anything about their bad behavior, so they do as they please and don’t care. Parents don’t discipline so therefore children go through life believing they can do whatever they want without consequences.

    • Mark Stabler

      I agree also. They spanked when I went to school and the discipline problem was almost none existent. The problem with most parents is they do not believe their child will misbehave in school and if they are called they cause more problem than the kids. Therefore, many teachers and schools just put up with bad behavior instead of facing an irate parent that “knows” their little darling would never misbehave.

  • WeBuiltThisCountry

    I wouldn’t want to give every teacher at my son’s school the right to physically touch him. Teacher molestation is at a all time high. That would give every perv in the school system a green light. Give me a call if he acts up,evening though that has never happened.

  • Bo Diddley

    Public schools can’t even get teaching done correctly, how are they gone do discipline any better? I am for corporal punishment in schools.

  • its my business

    Corporal punishment is not allowed in schools. Period. Those 6 counties they spoke of that still allow it, you better be ready for it. Yes, I use to take my children and put them across my legs and spank them briefly, until they got too old to do so. Fortunately, my children are doing OK. It’s not like back in the day when you picked your own switch off the weeping willow tree, or – someone said, “Get my belt.” Fortunately, I never had to succumb to either, but I know it happened. Teachers should NOT be the person to correct the child in this manner. If they are able to “spank” – then where is it written they have to use an “agreed upon spanking device?” How many licks, how many times? No, No, no. The teacher can at most take a child to the office, make a call to their prarents to come and git them, while it is the parent’s situation anyway. You either raise your chld, or your child raises himself/herself.

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