Arkansas Students Punished With Paddles For Walking Out: Reports

Holmes County High School Principal Eddie Dixson says paddling is used for minor offenses like back-talking or consistent tardiness. Students at the school are spanked only by Dixson or the assistant principal, and there is always a witness.

The Hill
March 17, 2018

Three students at an Arkansas high school were reportedly punished with paddles this week after leaving school to participate in the national walkout to protest gun violence.

According to multiple reports, the Greenbrier, Ark., high school students were given the choice between in-school suspension or corporal punishment, known as paddling.

A parent of one of the students tweeted about the students’ choice, adding in a follow-up tweet that the students were swatted “two times on the bum with [a] wooden paddle.”

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