BALTIMORE - A school district in North Carolina is letting parents decide whether their children will be paddled when they get in trouble.
During the last week every parent in Burke County received a letter. By signing and returning it, their child is exempt from corporal punishment.
The practice hasn’t been used in two years in Burke County.
Currently, fewer than 20 states still allow corporal punishment.
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