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Hendry County principal in paddling investigation wants to negotiate settlement

The Hendry County elementary school principal who was caught on video paddling a student wants to negotiate a settlement with the state Department of Education. WINK News first brought you the story of Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter in April. Carter’s response to the state stems from Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran finding probable cause […]

DCF: Clewiston principal has paddled students in the past

After receiving documents from Hendry County District Schools, WINK News learned Wednesday the Clewiston principal under investigation for paddling a young student had prior incidents for paddling two other students. School district documents also show the discipline it handed down to Principal Melissa Carter of Central Elementary School: Carter had to get rid of her […]

Demanding answers after 6-year-old paddled at Hendry County school

There is a demand for answers from a school district in Southwest Florida that has been silent. A WINK News exclusive story has been seen on national news and around the world — a 6-year-old girl paddled by her principal as punishment at a Hendry County elementary school. The child’s mom told deputies it was […]