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Student Spanking Approved in Nash-Rocky Mount

Posted December 12, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— The Nash-Rocky Mount School board says it will allow students to be spanked when necessary. The board voted Wednesday night to allow corporal punishment in its schools.

Each school within the system will be able to decide whether its staff will use that method of discipline. Board members say the new policy will enable schools to avoid suspensions and enforce control

The board also voted to allow individual schools to require students to wear uniforms.