Lawsuit wants corporal punishment banned in Mississippi schools

Feb. 23, 2010
Student who was paddled argues that the punishment is applied unfairly
From The Jackson Clarion-Ledger: A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a Tate County, Miss., high school student asks for a ban on corporal punishment in Mississippi schools. William Cody Childress, a 16-year-old student at Independence High School says he was struck twice "with excessive force" for looking at a camera in class in September 2009. The suit contends that corporal punishment is unfairly applied based on gender and race.

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