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Group protests corporal punishment in public schools

Posted August 23, 2008 9:52 p.m. EDT
Updated August 23, 2008 10:42 p.m. EDT

— A group against corporal punishment in public schools protested Saturday in front of the Robeson County School offices.

“Hitting Stops Here” wants Robeson County schools to ban the practice. More than 1,000 parents have signed the petition asking for the district to stop using corporal punishment.

North Carolina is one of at least 20 states with a law that permits corporal punishment in public schools.