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Dec 18, 2013 6:59 PM

After Paddling, Fulton Woman Seeks Change in Corporal Punishment Policy

FULTON - A Fulton woman is asking the Aransas County School District to rethink it's corporal punishment policy after a paddling left her 10-year-old unable to sit down.

Leigh Tacker said KRIS 6 News that she has spanked her son, Kayde, before but she never left a bruise like this.

She says her son has a history of misbehaving and she gave school offiicals permission to paddle him. But this time, she says the principal may have been a little heavy-handed.

"You can't do this things that's hes been doing over and over," she said. "I do believe in discipline but ... not what my son looked like when he come home. That's not what I gave permission to be done to my baby."

School district officials said they've reviewed the paddling and they don't think it was excessive.

We checked the district's policy on corporal punishment and found it's one of more than 20 options available for handling unruly students.

We hope to sit down with Superintendent Joseph Patek on Thursday and discuss the policy.

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