Bill banning corporal punishment approved by House of Reps - WSMV News 4

Bill banning corporal punishment approved by House of Reps

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The bill that would ban corporal punishment for students with disabilities was approved on Wednesday by the Tennessee House of Representatives.

The bill was spurred by a News4 I-Team investigation that discovered that students with special needs were paddled at a higher rate at dozens of Midstate schools.

The findings prompted an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller, which echoed the I-Team’s finding across the state.

The bill will need to pass the full Senate.

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