Texas school district approves paddling as punishment

THREE RIVERS, Texas -- A board of trustees for Three Rivers Independent School District in South Texas approved a new disciplinary method Tuesday that would permit paddling.

The policy would allow for a campus behavior coordinator or principal to deliver the punishment upon a parent approving the new method. 

Students will receive one paddling for minor incidents like not following classroom rules. Three Rivers ISD along with 26 other independent school districts in Region 2 permit corporal punishment.

The district did have a policy in place that prevented corporal punishment in schools prior to the motion being passed. The new policy is expected to begin at the start of the school year. 

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