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Sorry, students: Miss. teachers still allowed to paddle


The Associated Press



JACKSON -- A federal appeals court has turned down a Tate County high school student''s motion for a temporary injunction against paddling Mississippi students. 




William Cody Childress sought the injunction while a U.S. District Court in Mississippi considers a permanent ban on the punishment. 




Childress, a 16-year-old Independence High School student, filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 in U.S. District Court claiming he was paddled "with excessive force." 




The lawsuit, which also claims boys are improperly paddled more based on gender, asked for a temporary injunction while the lawsuit was pending. 




U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper in Greenville denied the request Feb. 23. 




On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans also denied the request.




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Reader Comments

Article Comment granny commented at 7/8/2010 11:00:00 AM:

I say hooray!!!!!
Kids still need disipline, I realize it's not the way of the world anymore. But it sure needs to be. I got paddled ONCE in school and though it did'nt kill me but it did make me behave and have a little more respect for my Teachers. I say whip them and teach them to PRAY!!!!


Article Comment lookout_its_chuck_norris commented at 7/8/2010 11:22:00 AM:

Awesome! If I had to get paddles in high school, so should these punks. (Except I didn't cry like they are)


Article Comment sharp nasal kent commented at 7/8/2010 11:27:00 AM:

"Kids these days!"

- Every adult in the history of the world


Article Comment kj commented at 7/8/2010 11:47:00 AM:

I agree. When society empowers schools to dole out corporal punishment in loco parentis it becomes easier to justify allowing them to hand out condoms and to teach comprehensive sex education. If parents won't do their jobs, then the schools should do it for them.


Article Comment black eagle commented at 7/8/2010 12:33:00 PM:

Thank God. I thought for a momnent all of the old school values were gone. Paddling and Pray is what is needed in school. They should use that paddling over there at Columbus High School.


Article Comment buketvox commented at 7/8/2010 12:40:00 PM:

Paddle the kids, some of these parents around here could use a little sense knocked into them as well. I try to keep it in perspective, It all goes back to the parents. Teach your children to respect themselves, respect other people and their property and most importantly... Pull up their damn pants!!!


Article Comment stormy commented at 7/8/2010 8:33:00 PM:

Mississippi can still paddle??? I did not know that they ever did, why is it not used more??? As far as teaching your children to respect themselves, good luck! From what I see there are too many parents out there that don't respect themselves enough to even be a good roll model for their kids. RESPECT is a vanishing work of art.


Article Comment dm commented at 7/9/2010 1:50:00 PM:

I'm a somewhat liberal-leaning moderate, and even I agree paddling should be kept. In fact, when I was still in school 10 years ago, I often wished that teachers would smack some of the idiots across the face with the things. (FTR: I was only paddled maybe 3 times my entire grade school life, deserved it each time.)


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