Missouri school district brings back corporal punishment

CASSVILLE, Mo. – An old school discipline method is returning to some Missouri schools.

Cassville Schools is bringing back corporal punishment back.

The superintendent says this change will give principals one more disciplinary option, before students receive more serious punishments such as suspensions.

Administrators say it would be the last resort for parents and faculty members if other means of discipline do not work.

In addition, the school district says parents would have to opt-in for their child.

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