Mother Anna Jorgensen Anger after Texas schoolgirl left ‘bruised and blistered’ after male vice principal SPANKED her for cheating
A male principal at Springtown High School in Texas has sparked a controversy after
spanking a female student, Taylor Santos, for allowing another student to copy her work.
Although Texas is among the few states in the country that still allow corporal punishment in its schools, the rules are that any paddling must be administered by a teacher of the same sex.
Santos opted for a paddling rather than be subjected to a second day’s suspension, but contends that the principal used too much force in spanking her, resulting in welts and bruises on her rear end, reports FOX News.
“She was telling me it was numb and that it burned,” Jorgensen said. “And it looked like a burn. She slept on her side that night. She was more humiliated and embarrassed than anything, but the more she and I thought about it, it wasn’t fair and I thought I needed to do something about it.”
ABC continues that Jada’s mother, Cathi, said she “wasn’t expecting a bruise. A swat is a swat–yes it is and they do sting. But to bruise a child? If I had done that, they would have called CPS on me. Two men giving her a swat behind closed doors, that is creepy,” Cathi Watt said.”
When her mother Anna Jorgenson complained directly to the principal about the long-lasting effects of the spanking, the school’s principal defended his actions.
Rather than abolish the corporal punishment policy, the school board will vote on whether to abolish the rule that only teachers of the same sex can administer spankings,thereby allowing male teachers to swat female students.
Springtown ISD Superintendent Mike Kelley told FoxNews.com that the district’s seven-member board will consider revising the policy at a meeting Monday evening.
“We’ll give the board the option to discuss it,” said Kelley, who declined to provide specifics of the Sept. 19 incident at Springtown High School.
“I think Taylor is proof that we need to keep that policy. I don’t believe a man intentionally meant to do that to her (bruising), but it still happens, because men are too big and strong to be hitting 96-pound girls,” said Jorgensen.