A school in the US state of Georgia is asking parents to consent to allowing their children to be spanked with a wooden paddle as a form of punishment.
The school sent the policy guidelines to parents with a form asking for their consent[Photo:BBC News]
The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics sent a letter to parents requesting to paddle students after their third behavioural infraction.
Students who are not authorised to be paddled will instead face a suspension.
Georgia is among 20 US states that allow corporal punishment ‑ including paddling ‑ in schools.
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