Johnston County schools to eliminate corporal punishment
Posted August 12, 2008 8:15 p.m. EDT
Updated August 12, 2008 10:23 p.m. EDT
Smithfield, N.C. — The Johnston County school board voted to eliminate corporal punishment Tuesday, starting this school year.
Robeson County school leaders also met Tuesday evening to review a heavily supported petition to ban the practice. About 30 parents attended the Board of Education meeting to ask for an ad-hoc committee to study corporal punishment in schools.
The school board did not make any decisions on the matter Tuesday.
North Carolina is one of at least 20 states with a law that permits corporal punishment in public schools.