So, how often does a teenage girl actually get paddled at school? Take a look at these recent stats from Gentry High School, in Mississippi:
At this senior high school (grades 10 through 12), corporal punishment is listed as appropriate only for “minor rule infractions” such as dress code violation, cutting class, missing detention, insubordination and disrespect), inadequate supplies for class, hall pass violation, littering, profanity, and sleeping in class.
Paddlings took place on about 395 occasions last year at Gentry High, for a total enrollment of some 600, according to government figures. 180 of these, or 45%, related to female students.