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News items about corporal punishment, classified by country, type and month.

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CP Archive - 2008

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The World/Schools and domestic - May 2008
Spare the rod, say some (with cartoon)
The Economist offers global overview of spanking, notes trend towards banning it in richer countries, describes UN campaign as "dotty"

Antigua flag ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Antigua & Barbuda/Judicial - September 2008
Parole violator to be flogged
Eight strokes ordered for drug possessor, 16

Australia flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Schools - February 2008
'Bring back cane' to curb violence
School CP is needed to restore respect and responsibility, say local politicians in Queensland

Sad lesson: A slap for authority
Teacher who slapped a student is cleared of assault; newspaper, noting decline in number of male teachers, doubts whether abolition of CP was a good idea

Australia/Schools - October 2008
Govt moves to ban corporal punishment
Still technically legal in South Australia

Bahamas flag THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas/Judicial - January 2008
Court of Appeal issues stay of flogging sentence for rapist
Infliction of cat-o'-nine-tails postponed

Bahamas/Judicial - February 2008
No Flogging For Child Rapist
Court of appeal throws out cat-o'-nine-tails sentence

Bahamas/Schools - June 2008
Turnquest supports corporal punishment
Government minister welcomes news that some school principals still cane

Bahamas/Judicial - December 2008
Corporal punishment law to be repealed
Govt intends to abolish JCP, but meanwhile a tamarind rod (birching) sentence has just been carried out

Barbados flag BARBADOS

Barbados/Schools - July 2008
No, No, Mr Minister, don't banish the belt!
Secondary school principals reject suggestion of abolishing CP

Corporal punishment: A global view
UN committee's dictates are not binding, says school head

Don't hang up the strap
Ministry is considering banning CP, but educators disagree

Botswana flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Schools - February 2008
Kgosi, President Admonish Wayward Students
Out-of-control schoolboys need caning, say politicians

Botswana/Judicial - May 2008
DJ in Court With Stolen Trousers
"Four strokes on the bare buttocks" for shoplifter, 27

Botswana/Judicial - June 2008
Bully Relative Lashed (illustrated)
"Jealous" man, pictured, gets four strokes plus suspended jail term for stabbing

Botswana/Judicial - July 2008
Case Of Mistaken Identity Lands Guards In Hot Soup
Four security guards get four lashes each for assault

Violent Son Gets 4 Lashes
28-year-old assaulted his own mother

Man Gets Four Strokes For Touching Woman's Private Parts
Man, 35, was drunk at the time

Three Lashes For Assaulting And Wounding Girlfriend (illustrated)
26-year-old, pictured, left court with "stinging lashes on his backside"

Botswana/Judicial - August 2008
Whipped and Deported
3 strokes each for two illegal immigrants, one of whom had been whipped for a different offence only the previous day

Botswana/Judicial - December 2008
Lashed (illustrated)
27-year-old, pictured, receives whipping sentence immediately

Saved By Age
Judge tells woman batterer, 43, that were he under 40 "I would have bended [sic] you over the bench, walloped your buttocks hard"

Brunei flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - March 2008
Jail, whipping for immigration offender
20-year-old gets the standard three strokes of the cane

Four get jail terms and lashes for Tutong burglaries
Including a 9-stroke caning for a 19-year-old

Brunei/Judicial - April 2008
9 Foreigners Jailed For Gang Robbery
Eight of them also sentenced to 12 strokes of the cane each

Brunei/Judicial - May 2008
20 years' jail and 15 lashes for Syabu trio
Three young men were trafficking drugs

Canada flag CANADA

Canada/Schools - February 2008
School staff facing assault charges
Mennonite private school in trouble for using CP

Canada/Schools - March 2008
Teachers admit strapping pupils
Seven boys punished with belt

Canada/Domestic - June 2008
Why the Senate wants to hit spanking parents with law change
Yet more parliamentary arguments about parental CP

Kill this 'Nanny State' bill
Columnist attacks new attempt to ban parental spanking

Anti-spanking lunatics are BaaaaaCk!
Writer points out that 80% of Canadians support domestic CP

Canada/Schools - July 2008
Bum rap ends in absolute discharge for Mennonites
Educators in "culture clash" had strapped seven boys

Fiji flag FIJI

Fiji/Judicial - January 2008
Court orders cane and jail
Four strokes ordered for 23-year-old for violent robbery

Stroke of cane still valid: Director
JCP is still on the statute book

Fiji/Judicial - February 2008
Caning order thrown out
JCP sentences are unconstitutional, says High Court

France flag FRANCE

France/Schools - August 2008
Teacher Fined, Praised for Slap (illustrated)
Middle-school teacher, pictured, prosecuted for slapping insolent student, gets support of public opinion

Guyana flag GUYANA

Guyana/Schools - October 2008
Corporal punishment to be reintroduced in Guyana's schools
Education Minister responds to concerns about rising violence

India flag INDIA

India/Judicial - December 2008
Wild and violent school boys given bitter medicine by KYKL-UNLF
15 youths receive 10 lashes each from Manipur rebel forces for beating up bus driver

Iran flag IRAN

Iran/Judicial - January 2008
Two youths to be flogged and cast off a cliff
100 lashes each for rape

Iran/Judicial - April 2008
Flogging or jail for bad driving
Dangerous behaviour on roads will now attract sentence of 74 lashes

Iran/Judicial - June 2008
Flogging an effective deterrent, says senior official
Head of Judicial Authority says imprisonment is useless, urges judges to impose more public floggings

Jamaica flag JAMAICA

Jamaica/Schools - March 2008
Caning: Six of the best
Columnist recalls punishment on his last day at school

Corporal punishment not a form of violence -- students
Results of a survey in schools

Kenya flag KENYA

Kenya/Schools - April 2008
To cane students or not? Teachers and parents differ
Forget about bringing back the rod, says lobby group
Controversy still raging about school CP

Malaysia flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - January 2008
5 years' jail for burying own baby alive (illustrated)
38-year-old, pictured, also ordered to receive four strokes of the cane

Ex-athlete gets jail, rotan for cannabis (illustrated)
7 years' jail plus 10 strokes of the cane for drug possessor, 37, pictured

Incest: Farmer gets 12 years, 3 strokes
37-year-old raped his underage stepdaughter

Whipping And Jail For RM50 Robbery
Offenders aged 22 and 34 get four strokes each

Malaysia/Judicial - February 2008
12 years for raping friend's wife
26-year-old is also ordered to receive a 3-stroke caning

Jail and rotan for rape
Six strokes and 8 years for 23-year-old

Jail and whipping for bouncer who cheated businessman
Fake policeman, 39, sentenced to five years, five strokes

Malaysia/Judicial - March 2008
Gardeners jailed 11 years
Two also get 10 strokes of the rotan each for possessing drugs

He finally admits raping daughter
43-year-old sentenced to 15 years and 15 strokes

Rape: Local youth gets 9 years, cane
Three strokes for 22-year-old

Contractor on drug charge escapes gallows
40-year-old gets 12 years' jail and 10 strokes of the rotan

Jail, caning for oral sex
Man, 21, had sex with girl, 7

Man sentenced to 12 years' jail
22-year-old also gets a six-stroke caning for possessing gun and bullets

Malaysia/Judicial - April 2008
Fish breeder pleads guilty to possessing cannabis
10 strokes of the rotan for 25-year-old

Jail and rotan for two found guilty of rape
Rapists given long jail terms and heavy canings

Whipping for illegal road racers
Motorbike racers will get 3 strokes of the cane under proposed new law

30 years for rape, assault (illustrated)
Duo aged 20 and 29, pictured, also get 20 and 25 strokes of the cane respectively

57 years jail and 12 strokes for raping relative
56-year-old to be caned under new rule allowing JCP for older rapists

Malaysia/Schools - April 2008
Three steps before teachers use the cane
New disciplinary procedure will make caning a last resort

Malaysia/Judicial - May 2008
9 years' jail and caning for sodomy
29-year-old is awarded three strokes after attack on teenage boys

Man gets 10 years' jail for drug possession
Plus 10 strokes of the rotan for man, 25

Jail and rotan for duo who raped teacher (illustrated)
Rapists, 26 and 34, pictured, each ordered to receive six strokes of the rotan in addition to long jail terms

15 years' jail, 16 strokes for rapist stepfather
Man, 34, started forced sex with stepdaughter when she was only six

Malaysia/Judicial - June 2008
Despatch rider gets lower jail term (illustrated)
Drug offender, 23, pictured, also has his rotan sentence reduced from four strokes to three

Ex-religious teacher fails to get jail term reduced
39-year-old will shortly walk free but must first receive 10 strokes of the rotan

Indon contract worker, self-employed escape gallows
Trafficking charges reduced to drug possession; jail plus 10 strokes each for two in their 20s

Malaysia/Judicial - July 2008
Reluctant trip home for illegals (illustrated)
Filipino workers, pictured, are caned and deported for overstaying

Man gets jail and whipping for firearm possession
Six strokes of the rotan for 23-year-old

Youth spared the gallows
Drug offender, 22, is given seven years in jail and 10 strokes of the cane

Caning fails to deter illegal immigrants from returning
4,326 migrant workers, previously caned and deported, returned to Sabah over four years

20 years for sex assault on 5-year-old girl (illustrated)
Rapist, 47, pictured, also ordered to receive 20 strokes of the rotan

Malaysia/Judicial - August 2008
Serial rapist gets 12 more years (illustrated)
34-year-old, pictured, is also ordered six strokes of the rotan

Filipino gets 5 years for possessing syabu (illustrated)
And 10 strokes of the cane for drug possessor, 33, pictured

30 months, 3 strokes each for gang robbery
Light sentence for duo, 19 and 20, who threatened friend with parang

Grandpa gets 40 years' jail for rape
57-year-old who raped his granddaughter is also sentenced to 24 strokes of the cane

Youth to spend 27 years behind bars for rape of minor
Plus 20 strokes of the rotan for 21-year-old

Malaysia/Judicial - September 2008
Indonesian jailed 10½ years for having drugs
And 10 strokes of the rotan for 28-year-old

Red apple trick on girl lands him in jail (illustrated)
Molester, 21, pictured, also gets one stroke of the rotan

Malaysia/Judicial - October 2008
Travel agent gets 17 years' jail for rape, robbery (illustrated)
24-year-old, pictured, also gets three strokes of the rotan

Maldives flag MALDIVES

Maldives/Judicial - June 2008
Lashings Punishment Resumes
A year's backlog of JCP now being administered, starting with two women and three men punished in front a "crowd that packed the street"

Nigeria flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - February 2008
Youths receive 24 strokes for assault
Three young men ordered by court to receive eight strokes of the cane each

Nigeria/Judicial - April 2008
Day of reckoning for Kaduna lesbians
Court gives twentysomething women 20 strokes of the cane each

Nigeria/Judicial - June 2008
Student gets 10 lashes for car theft
Caning for 17-year-old; also ordered to clean up court premises

Man bags 10 years jail term over rape
Plus 41 strokes of the cane for 43-year-old

Nigeria/Judicial - July 2008
Man, 25, gets 12 strokes for stealing
Punishment carried out immediately in magistrates' court premises

Nigeria/Judicial - October 2008
Nigerian man jailed for idleness
20-year-old, brought to court by own father, also receives 30 strokes of the cane


Papua New Guinea/Judicial - July 2008
Magistrate caned for whipping
Court ordered offender to be whipped by his wife

Russia flag RUSSIA

Russia/Judicial - December 2008
Corporal Punishment Museum Arouses Interest
New museum in Moscow (though "CP" here evidently interpreted very loosely)

St Helena flag ST HELENA

St Helena/Schools - April 2008
St Helena Exco Report
School caning abolished under new Bill


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - May 2008
Bahraini on Death Row 'was framed'
46-year-old gets 15 years in jail and 1,500 lashes instead of death sentence

Government Must Codify Taaziri Punishment Rules
Article criticises inconsistent and excessive JCP sentences

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - October 2008
'Egypt doctor's Saudi lashing worse than death'
1,500 lashes plus 15 years in jail for giving woman morphine

Sierra Leone flag SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone/Judicial - July 2008
19-Year-Old Subject to Public Flogging
Petty thief receives 12 lashes in public view in the courtroom

Singapore flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 2008
Brothers in trouble (illustrated)
Siblings aged 22 and 23, pictured, each get 24 strokes of the cane

Jail and caning for robber who hurt two prostitutes (illustrated)
12 strokes and five years the sentence for 36-year-old, pictured

Man gets jail, cane for raping stepdaughter, 14
44-year-old receives maximum of 14 years and 24 strokes

Caning, jail for bid to flee from court (illustrated)
Robber, 26, pictured, ordered to receive 15 strokes

Ex-inmate to seek court redress for 3 extra strokes (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, was ordered 5 strokes but given 8 by mistake

Child rapist caught on clip molesting fiancee's daughter
Man, 29, is given 26 years in prison and ordered to undergo 24 strokes of the cane

Sea chase: Smuggler jailed
28-year-old illegal Indonesian also gets four strokes of the cane

Singapore/Schools - January 2008
2 students caught taking 'upskirt' pics of teacher
14-year-old boys receive caning in front of whole school

Singapore/Judicial - February 2008
Over 100 Penal Code changes take effect
Five new offences merit caning

Jail, cane for repeat offender since 15
38-year-old gets six strokes of rotan for "a host of crimes"

Satay man gets jail, caning for molesting girl, 9 (illustrated)
Offender, 47, pictured, must undergo six strokes of the cane

No absolute cap on cane strokes: Jaya
Parang gang's vicious spree
Law Minister says courts could order more than 24 strokes; 1987 armed robbery case which resulting in 48-stroke caning is recalled

That's my son, the pimp (illustrated)
22-year-old, pictured, is awarded a six-stroke caning

Singapore/Judicial - March 2008
Robber who hurt 2 prostitutes gets jail, cane (illustrated)
36-year-old, pictured, sentenced to 5 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane

Freed from Thai prison, jailed for 1980s crimes
20 years after the event, six-stroke caning for robber, 46

Cleaner jailed, caned for molest
23-year-old who "rubbed carrot cake on his private parts" receives six strokes plus 1 year 9 months

Dad's sudden death made me repent (illustrated)
Former gangster, once caned 10 strokes, now a model employee, is pictured then (in his early 20s) and now, aged 32

Man gets jail, caning after 10 years on the run
Six strokes for 34-year-old robber

He climbs academic ladder then falls
Engineer, 31, turns drug trafficker, gets 25 years in prison and 24 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - April 2008
Hammer attack: 2 brothers jailed
Robbers aged 18 and 20 are also awarded 12 strokes of the cane each

Fatal assault in void deck: 3 get jail, cane
Three years and 6 strokes each after brutal attack

Singapore/Judicial - May 2008
Conned by job agents: caned for overstaying (illustrated)
Story of Chinese, 41, pictured, lured to S'pore for work, given four strokes of the cane

Ex-physiotherapist gets 15-month term, caning for molesting patient (illustrated)
Six strokes for 29-year-old, pictured

Repeat offender who targeted children gets 2 years' jail, 8 strokes (illustrated)
Serial molester, 38, is pictured

IT specialist jailed 25 years for sexually abusing stepdaughter
37-year-old also ordered to receive 24 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - June 2008
Preventive detention for molester who sniffed armpits
Recidivist, 36, locked up for 14 years and also gets 18 strokes of the cane

Grassroots leader gets jail, cane for molest (illustrated)
Ten months and 3 strokes for 46-year-old, pictured

Offences aplenty earn man jail, cane, fines, driving ban (illustrated)
Three strokes for loan shark's runner, 26, pictured

Man gets jail, cane for raping drunk colleague
Seven years and six strokes for date-rapist, 30

Man punched bus driver after missing his stop (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, gets 9 months' jail and three strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - July 2008
Stabbing spree: Poly student jailed for 16 yrs (illustrated)
23-year-old, pictured, also gets 16 strokes of the cane

I want to kill ex-girlfriend, and 5 people I hate: Jilted soldier (illustrated) (with video clips)
NS man, 20, pictured, gets 9 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane for going AWOL with rifle and bullets

He told 3 tales to 3 people
More on national serviceman who stole gun and ammunition

'My heart hurts for you' (illustrated)
Judge, pictured, is moved by tale of errant soldier, 20, pictured

Culpable, just being in his company
Lawyer questions jail and caning sentence for "accomplice" of AWOL soldier

NSF who went AWOL with rifle sentenced to nine years and two months' jail, 18 strokes (illustrated)
A different paper's take on the case, with more pictures

Singapore/Judicial - August 2008
Man slashed woman for resisting robbery
6 years' jail plus 18 strokes of the cane for 33-year-old

Trio spared the gallows
Three drug-traffickers get heavy jail and caning sentences instead

Caning error: Ex-inmate accepts mediated settlement (illustrated)
Government pays compensation to 21-year-old, pictured, who was given too many strokes by mistake

Singapore/Judicial - September 2008
Pimp gets jail and cane for robbing duo in hotel (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for 33-year-old, pictured

Man jailed for sex with 12-year-old girl
Offender, 32, also ordered to receive 18 strokes

Court escape: 2nd man pleads guilty (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, had already received 24 cane strokes for earlier offences

Singapore/Prisons - September 2008
New check on punishing prisoners
Canings for internal prison discipline will now have to be approved by committee

Singapore/Judicial - October 2008
Jail and cane for lock-up escapee (illustrated)
Court orders 12 years plus 24 strokes for 29-year-old, pictured

Singapore/Judicial - November 2008
Dog killer jailed (illustrated)
33-year-old, pictured, also sentenced to six strokes of the cane for drug abuse

Serial robber to spend next 20 years behind bars (illustrated)
Career criminal, now 56, pictured, was caned in 1975, 1981, 1985, 1986 and 1992

Youth jailed for robbery
Recidivist, 21, also ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane

Singapore/Judicial - December 2008
Teen rape case: Jail and cane for 2
Both aged 22, they molested girl at party; one gets 3 strokes, the other six

Youth gets jail, cane for molesting two girls (illustrated)
Six strokes of the cane for 19-year-old, pictured

24-stroke caning cap to be formalised
Changes in law and procedure for JCP sentences

S. Africa flag SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa/Schools - May 2008
Ten lashes for rape accused
Private school student, 20, caned by principal instead of being referred to police

Sudan flag SUDAN

Sudan/Judicial - May 2008
Court whips Ladu (illustrated)
20-year-old is pictured receiving 20 lashes ordered by judge

Swaziland flag SWAZILAND

Swaziland/Schools - October 2008
Top school reveals secret weapon for 2008 exams
"Best high school in the country" still believes in corporal punishment

Taiwan flag TAIWAN

Taiwan/Schools - April 2008
MOE: Physical punishment down in Taiwan schools
Reduction in CP following 2006 legal ban

Tanzania flag TANZANIA

Tanzania/Judicial - January 2008
Magistrate jails seven to 400 years
All 7 youths also awarded 12-stroke caning for armed robbery and firearm offences

Tanzania/Judicial - February 2008
Dar man jailed 30 years for defilement
Plus 12 strokes of the cane for 18-year-old

Tanzania/Judicial - July 2008
Student to be caned for rape
Court orders six strokes for youth, 20

Man sentenced 35 years for defiling 7-year-old boy
Plus five strokes of the cane for peasant, 25

Court Orders Girl to Be Canned [sic] Six Strokes
14-year-old schoolgirl gets six strokes of the cane for stealing from her mother

Thailand flag THAILAND

Thailand/Schools - August 2008
Student protesters caned by teacher
Eight students allegedly receive caning, which is now illegal

Students caned for absence, not protest
Fuss over punishment of truants

Teacher steps down after caning row but respected by students
Girl claims caned 18 times

Thailand/Schools - October 2008
Caning, expulsions could be revived
Education Minister looks to reintroduce CP at college and university

Trinidad flag TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Trinidad/Schools - March 2008
Bring back licks, says ex-principal
"The best channel to the brain is through the derriere", says former school boss

Turkey flag TURKEY

Turkey/Schools - April 2008
Officials sanction 'harsh discipline' on students
Istanbul school principal was seen spanking pupils

Uganda flag UGANDA

Uganda/Schools - February 2008
Dokolo Leader Calls for Caning in Schools
Head teachers agree to implement official's call for CP for undisciplined students

Uganda/Schools - November 2008
Teachers Face Axe Over Caning
If they carry on using CP they will be sacked, says education minister


UK/Schools - January 2008
Bouncers could teach schools discipline
Columnist pleads for restoration in schools of the masculine values and physical punishment that are gladly accepted at nightclubs and discos

UK/Domestic - February 2008
Parents who smack children without meaning to hurt them should not be punished, say sentencing chiefs
New guidance for English courts

Why smacking is a hit again
Parents "no longer dismissing corporal punishment out of hand"

UK/Schools - April 2008
'Smacking loophole' to be closed
Part-time school will no longer be able to use CP on the grounds that it is not legally a school

UK/Schools - August 2008
Whacks got a caning
Columnist remembers Eric A. Wildman

UK/Schools - October 2008
A 'fifth of teachers back caning' (with video clips)
Sticking it out
Survey of teachers finds surprising support for return of CP: reports and analysis

Caning can
It was not students who wanted to abolish CP, letter-writer points out

Survey whips up debate on caning
Overview of response to poll support for school CP

Sparing the rod has spoilt pupils and the profession
A senior teacher explains why corporal punishment would be beneficial again

UK/Schools - December 2008
I was thrashed at school with the dreaded Lochgelly Tawse, says Brown
Prime Minister recalls a headmaster's belting


US/Domestic - January 2008
Paddling prompts charges
PA man used paddle with holes on young boys

US/Illicit - January 2008
Woman loses a spanking case (with video clip)
Appeal court throws out compensation award as there was no sexual discrimination

US/Schools - January 2008
City schools report higher number of disciplinary actions
An Alabama district records 45 paddlings

Love calls for restoration of corporal punishment
Bring back paddle in West Virginia, says Senator

The paddle
Newspaper editorial supports school CP

Lawmakers push law that would ban paddling at school
More on the bid to abolish CP in Ohio

Basketball coach with hopes of returning to beloved Hamilton High (illustrated)
Coach, pictured, removed from post for using CP, is eager to see paddling restored in Memphis TN

Mother, activist protest student's paddling
Spanked boy had bruised bottom, they claim

Mom Says School Spanking "Crossed The Line" (with video clip)
Case of 12-year-old student paddled in North Carolina

Bill would ban corporal punishment in Ohio schools
To Paddle or Not? State Lawmakers to Decide (with video clip)
Only a few districts in the state still use it

US/Domestic - February 2008
Sparing the rod doesn't seem to work
Columnist challenges belief that CP is tantamount to child abuse

US/Schools - February 2008
A good swat can be a good life lesson for kids
Proposal for Ohio paddling ban provokes editor to point out that, in his view, CP actually works

Board revises paddling policy: Call home first
Parental consultation now required in a N. Carolina district

Hancock Co. principal to plead guilty to assaulting student (illustrated)
TN elementary principal, pictured, paddled boy

Hancock Co. student says paddling left him black and blue (illustrated)
Tennessee CP recipient is pictured

US/Judicial - March 2008
Collier deputy spanked, threatened to tase 11-year-old boy, report says
Florida police spanking was with mother's permission

A court officer takes up the paddle
Probation officer in Arkansas has been spanking juveniles for 20 years

US/Schools - March 2008
Cookson, SCC look for state title No. 13 (illustrated)
MO basketball coach, pictured with players, comes out of retirement, paddles them when necessary

Ville Platte High Student Paddled for Wearing Baggy Pants
Louisiana 12-year-old already had broken hip

Corporal punishment "made" the greatest generation
The greatest abuse is to let a child grow up without consequences for rulebreaking, asserts Florida columnist

US/Judicial - April 2008
ACLU reviews allegation of spanking by juvenile officer
CP by probation officer in AR will now cease, says judge

US/Schools - April 2008
Grand jury does not indict Hancock principal
Existence of bruises does not make school CP illegal, court holds

School paddling on decline
CP stats falling in Ohio

Superintendents oppose school discipline proposals
Louisiana school bosses differ over paddling but agree state should not intervene

Marion County Sheriff's Office Investigates Case of Excessive Discipline
TN boy, 11, had bruised behind after school paddling

Some area schools still spank
District-by-district paddling statistics for Ohio

School Board Unanimously Approves Corporal Punishment Policy Revision
Florida district will now paddle only if parents have signed consent form

Judge finds Brand not guilty in paddling case
Mississippi school principal who punished girl, 18, is cleared of assault

State, sheriff's department probe school paddling that left welts (illustrated)
Female student, 15, pictured, was willing to take swats but unprepared for the result

Paddle policy stuck in committee
No abolition of CP in Ohio any time soon

Mom Says School Took Corporal Punishment Too Far (illustrated) (with video clip)
Texas 17-year-old, pictured, had red marks on his posterior after 2-swat high-school paddling

Spare the rod, group urges
Advocacy group says North Carolina school paddlings should be more closely monitored

Spanking is behind the times
End school CP, urges NC columnist

US/Domestic - May 2008
Court gets behind spanking, to a degree
Minnesota Supreme Court holds that paddling your son is not necessarily abuse

US/Schools - May 2008
Mayor Herenton Wants Paddling Back in Schools (with video clip)
Calls for return of school CP in Memphis, banned since 2004

Bill to ban paddling in Ohio schools is hanging by a thin thread
Proposal to outlaw CP lacks support among lawmakers

US/Domestic - June 2008
Court sides with mother in whipping case
Indiana Supreme Court says punishment of son was reasonable, as bruises were "neither serious nor permanent"

US/Judicial - June 2008
South Texas judge offers paddling in courtroom (with video clip)
98% of parents choose CP option instead of fine, he says

Judge defends 'spanking' policy
He explains paddling procedure, says 500 people have opted to paddle their youngsters in his court

History favors plaintiffs in corporal punishment cases
Three previous courtroom spanking episodes discussed

Without a paddle (with video clip)
Judge loses right to offer CP option in court

US/Schools - June 2008
Teacher tells 'Dr. Phil' corporal punishment works
Explains on TV that she was assigned to a Mississippi school and found paddling was effective

Dear Hearts and Gentle People
Columnist is outraged by behaviour on TV of 8-year-old brat

Trustees consider going electronic with handbook
Plus changes to CP rules in a Texas district

The Supreme Court and Corporal Punishment
Preview of lawsuit about paddling of 18-year-old

Supreme Court Declines Appeals on Corporal Punishment, Teacher Test, and Special Education
Claim against paddling of 18-year-old fails to get a hearing: Legal analysis

School board backs action
TX district upholds principal over paddling of girl

Paddles would solve the problem
Ohio letterwriter clarifies difference between discipline and abuse

US/Domestic - July 2008
Dad charged with assault after bruising spankings
He punished adopted daughters, 9 and 11, with a leather belt

The state oversteps its bounds in how parents discipline children
Columnist deplores case against man who spanked daughter

US/Illicit - July 2008
Sentence by ex-judge challenged
Drug offender says his refusal to be paddled resulted in unfair sentence

US/Schools - July 2008
No more paddling in Lamar Co. schools
Paddling abolished in a Mississippi district

Corporal punishment may return to district
Reintroduction of paddling is contemplated in Jackson, Mississippi

Central Georgia schools bring back paddling
CP returns in Twiggs County

Georgia: Corporal punishment is a thing of the past in most school districts
It is allowed but rarely practised, officials claim

Spanking Has Hit Bottom In Polk Schools
No more CP in one Florida district

Stinging thoughts of school spanking
Georgia columnist on the return of the paddle in one district

US/Schools - August 2008
LISD tweaks code of conduct
Paddling abolished in a Texas district

Just in case, MGSD removes corporal punishment from the books
Paddling abolished in a North Carolina district

Spanking out in Johnston (with video clip)
Paddling abolished in another North Carolina district

Corporal Punishment Still An Option For TISD (with video clip)
A Texas district decides to keep the paddle, after parents voice concern at its possible removal

Corporal Punishment Still Option in Owasso (with video clip)
Paddle continues to swing in an Oklahoma district; spanked students are interviewed

Arkansas Ranks High in Corporal Punishment (with video clip)
ACLU report is critical of CP but a school superintendent says it is effective

More than 200,000 kids spanked at school (with video clip)
CNN coverage of ACLU/Human Rights Watch report on US school paddling; a boy who was paddled at age 13 is interviewed

Groups oppose school spanking
More on the ACLU/HRW publication, as it applies to Texas

Corporal Punishment Still On The Books In Alabama
But one district banned it ten years ago

Let teachers keep their tools, including paddling
A columnist in N. Carolina objects to agitators coming from California to tell local educators how to do their job

Report: Minority students physically punished more than whites
Another Texas school district rejects ACLU/HRW claims

Corporal Punishment In The Classroom (with video clip)
Still legal in Kentucky, but it's on the decline

School districts speak out on paddling study
ACLU/HRW portrayal unfair, say Mississippi educators

Classroom chaos
Syndicated columnist scorns "left-wing" groups opposing CP, calls for schools to assert authority

Licks With a Paddle Make a Comeback in Fort Stockton (with video clip)
Superintendent in a Texas school district explains why parents will no longer be allowed to exempt their offspring from paddling

Southeast Texas educators say paddling rare discipline tool (illustrated)
Educators defend CP as last resort; six paddled high-school girls are pictured

US/Domestic - September 2008
Granddad acquitted in paddling
Boy, 13, had red buttocks after punishment, which did not constitute assault, court holds

US/Illicit - September 2008
Vigilante justice assault suspect appears in Ardmore courtroom
"Brutal lashes across the backside" as youths punished alleged forger with studded belt

Spankers belted with months of jail time (illustrated)
Two of gang, pictured, get six months in jail for kidnapping and assault

US/Schools - September 2008
AC/OV spankings on the decline
Only 11 students received CP in an Ohio district

Who says licks aren't effective?
Columnist rejects HRW/ACLU report claims

Harnett Schools Ban Spanking
No more CP in a N. Carolina district

Is corporal punishment still practiced? (with video clip)
Woman moves to Missouri, is shocked at CP; report lists paddling districts in N.E. of state

Principal not charged in paddling incident (with video clip)
Missouri case ends with vindication of administrator who gave girl swats at mother's request

US/Domestic - October 2008
Pastor's alleged paddling of son center of debate in court (illustrated)
Wisconsin man, pictured, accused of child abuse; his daughter, now 21, pictured, was spanked as a child and is thankful for it

US/Schools - October 2008
CPS Takes Action On Corporal Punishment (illustrated)
Chicago 17-year-old, pictured, complains he was paddled by coach

Local H.S. Investigated For Paddling Athletes (with video clip)
CPS probes corporal punishment claims (illustrated)
More Chicago schools accused of illegal CP; paddled volleyball players pictured

Board of Education supports Ohio paddling ban
Spanking and paddling may end in Ohio schools

Board looks to ban corporal punishment
Moves to end paddling in Irving, TX

In trouble at school
No CP in some Indiana districts

School spanking draws complaint
Father of 12-year-old says he was paddled too hard

US/Schools - November 2008
Policy limits corporal punishment to last resort
But it stays on the books in a Missouri school district

Boy Allegedly Beaten With Paddle By Assistant Principal
Boy says he only "felt a little sting" but TX mother complains about punishment

Incident count lowers as JHS staff gets proactive on disciplining students
At a Texas high school, discipline is under control, with paddling part of the mix

Pontotoc County Mother Says Her Son Was Paddled Too Hard
13-year-old's bottom was bruised after Oklahoma spanking

School records show paddling cases
CP statistics almost zero in a Georgia district

Paddling probe widens
Further investigations into illegal CP in Chicago

US/Schools - December 2008
Whatever happened to paddling in schools: 'Board of Education' pretty much retired
School CP overview in north-west Arkansas

2 coaches fired in paddling scandal
They had used CP illegally in Chicago

Schools discard policy on spanking
No more CP in one Georgia district

Paddling reported in error
CP statistics for Georgia were wrong

Supporters of basketball coaches accused of paddling make plea to Chicago school board
Further ructions at meeting over illegal CP

Area schools retain policies for corporal punishment
Details for various districts in Georgia

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