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04/20/2017
Should Corporal Punishment Be Used in K-12 Schools?

15 states legally permit corporal punishment in K-12 schools, while 28 states ban the practice. Corporal punishment is defined as a "physical punishment" and a "punishment that involves hitting someone." In K-12 schools, corporal punishment is often spanking, with either a hand or paddle, or striking a student across his/her hand with a ruler or leather strap. More extreme instances, including the use of a chemical spray and Taser, have also been recorded by US schools.
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