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School staff paddle boy in disturbing video

Posted at 4:34 PM, Apr 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-15 19:39:45-04
A video is going viral right now showing a principal and vice-principal in Georgia trying to spank a kindergartner with a paddle. He reportedly spit on another student.

According to his Mom Shauna Marie Perez, school administrators said he would be suspended if she didn't approve the paddling.

“Mommy, help me!” the boy, Thomas, cried out at one point in the disturbing two-minute video, retreating to his mother.
“Nope, Momma can’t help. Momma might help if she stood outside the door,” Jasper County Primary School Principal Pam Edge said. “He’s getting a spanking. He’s getting a paddling.”
“They told me if he could not get a paddling he would have to be suspended and if he got suspended for even one day I WILL go to jail for truancy,” Perez wrote on Facebook. “I could not go to jail or my kids would have nothing.”
Corporal punishment is allowed at the school, but only with parental consent. The school district is now investigating the incident.