Florida Principal Investigated For Paddling Elementary School Student

A Florida school principal is being investigated for paddling a six year old girl in front of the child's mother.

The incident involving Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter in Clewiston was caught on video by the girl's mom, who says she was called to the school after her daughter damaged a computer.

The woman says that due to a language barrier, she didn't understand the process, but recorded the paddling with her cellphone, which was in her purse.

While corporal punishment is allowed in some Florida school districts, Hendry County does not allow it.

According to CBS 12 News, corporal punishment is allowed in Okeechobee County, but not in Palm Beach or Martin.

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