Coaches' playbooks shouldn't include ...

Coaches' playbooks shouldn't include paddling students

There are 6 comments on the A liberal dose story from Oct 3, 2007, titled Coaches' playbooks shouldn't include paddling students. In it, A liberal dose reports that:

“If there's a problem in school, it's handled in the assistant principal's office.”

Something is wrong in Springtown.

First, a 12-year-old boy was paddled hard enough by a football coach to leave a bruise on one leg.

Then, school trustees refused to let the boy's father publicly discuss school discipline policy.

At first, I didn't pay much attention to a family's complaint about a Springtown Middle School football coach.

Austin Carpenter, 12, told KXAS/Channel 5 that the coach thought he was wearing another player's shorts and gave him one swat with a paddle on Sept. 7. Austin says he had on the right shorts. We don't know the coach's side. Read more

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Concerned

Dallas, TX

#1 Oct 4, 2007
No child should be bruised by a coach for discipline reasons while playing a sport for fun end of sentence period.... If there is a offence that serious that physical punishment is the only way to handle the problem than the principle and the parents need to be called in.
Concerned

Dallas, TX

#2 Oct 4, 2007
No child should be bruised by a coach for discipline reasons while playing a sport for fun end of sentence period.... If there is a offence that serious that physical punishment is the only way to handle the problem than the principle and the parents need to be called in.

Since: Oct 07

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Oct 4, 2007
I agree and to top it off, the boy never even did what he was accused of. Its the good ole boy system that still polutes the air of springtown that needs to take the blame for trying to sweep it under the carpet to protect their precious football image
Stromquist

Warren, NJ

#4 Oct 9, 2007
Heck, we used to have the choice between a paddle and a tardy slip. Most kids took the paddle.
paddled too often

Adel, GA

#5 Nov 11, 2007
I had to take 5 pops for every failing grade in atletics in Groveton High School. once during football season I had to take 25 pops because I was failing 5 classes. The coach laughed the whole time and split the pops up for me in two days. I am a black man and i didn't turn black and blue. I turned green and yellow. I went to college.
Calimino

Graham, TX

#6 Nov 19, 2007
When I was a kid, it was part of football. In fact, it might have been the easiest part.

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