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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) —The number of North Carolina school children being paddled at school has significantly decreased, as only a handful of districts continue to use corporal punishment as discipline.

According to the State Board of Education, the number of uses of corporal punishment fell to 404 statewide during the last school year, down by 55 percent from 891 cases during the 2011-12 school year, which was the first year schools were required to report the punishment. 

Two out of every three times paddling was used it happened in Robeson County.

Source: The Associated Press