Coaches' playbooks shouldn't include paddling students
Oct 3, 2007 | Posted by: A liberal dose | Full story: A liberal dose
“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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