Poll: Should schools be allowed to paddle students as a punishment?Â

A school in America has brought back corporal punishment for students - with naughty kids being disciplined with three clouts of a wooden paddle.Â

Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 4:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th September 2018, 4:23 pm
Should paddling be allowed in schools? Picture: Shutterstock

The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics asked parents permission to bring back the punishment. But is this the right decision and should schools in the UK paddle students to discipline them? Let us know in the poll below: 

The school, which is in the state of Georgia, takes pupils from the ages of five to 15. 

The Telegraph reports that the school's superintendent Jody Boulineau told local reporters: '˜In this school we take discipline very seriously.'

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The school asked parents for permission to paddle their children before the start of the new term and so far a third of respondents have given their permission.

Students who have permission to be paddled will be disciplined in this way if they are caught breaking a rule for the third time. 

However if parents have not given permission for their child to be hit, then they will be suspended for up to five days. 

Mr Boulineau expects the punishment to be a deterrent.