Robeson Co. leads NC in corporal punishment use - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Robeson Co. leads NC in corporal punishment use

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A study shows that the use of corporal punishment in North Carolina's public schools continues to decline, with students in six districts hit 184 times in the most recent school year.

Advocacy group Action for Children North Carolina said Monday that students in Robeson County are hit the most, with 141 uses of corporal punishment there in the 2012-2013 school year. That represents 76 percent of the total statewide.

Other districts that use corporal punishment are Graham, Swain, Madison, McDowell and Onslow. Action for Children North Carolina says 10 other districts that allow corporal punishment have not used it in years. Local boards in 99 districts prohibit corporal punishment.

In 2011-2012, schools used corporal punishment 404 times, down from 891 instances the previous year.

  • Back To SchoolMore>>

  • Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

    Tips for smart back-to-school shopping

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:03:52 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies.
    Parents and students across North Carolina are preparing for traditional calendar schools to start back from summer break. That means parents will be stocking up on the necessary back to school supplies.
  • Cyber safety for the new school year

    Cyber safety for the new school year

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:30:04 GMT
    Backpacks full of heavy textbooks are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. Now students are learning in a modern day classroom where more and more of them are toting technology instead with 24/7
    Now that students have constant access to the cyber world, there are new security precautions parents and school districts have to be sure to take.
  • Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

    Wake schools discuss enrollment changes to fill 3 new schools

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:55:20 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens.
    Wake schools leaders held first discussions Tuesday concerning enrollment changes that will be necessary for the 2015-16 school year when two new high schools and an elementary school opens.
  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

    EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:24:03 GMT
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it refused to provide time off for a worker who is a Jehovah's Witness and then fired him.
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it refused to provide time off for a worker who is a Jehovah's Witness and then fired him.
  • NC justices uphold Duke Energy rate increase decision

    NC justices uphold Duke Energy rate increase decision

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:15:41 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers.
    The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers.
  • NC legislators push bid to regulate toxic coal ash

    NC legislators push bid to regulate toxic coal ash

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:14:40 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    Lawmakers are focusing on legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    Lawmakers are focusing on legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.