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Harnett schools ban corporal punishment

Posted September 9, 2008 3:53 p.m. EDT
Updated September 9, 2008 5:36 p.m. EDT

— The Harnett County Board of Education voted Monday to ban corporal punishment in public schools.

Previously, the district allowed corporal punishment after other disciplinary measures failed. Parents were notified after the fact.

District officials said few Harnett County principals used corporal punishment, but they said it was time to eliminate the option altogether.