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Central Elementary school principal approved other paddling of students, records show

A Central Elementary school principal under fire for paddling one student approved corporal punishment for four other students in the past. Melissa Carter was placed on paid leave as the Hendry County school district investigating the case of a student seen paddled on video by Carter in April. And now, according to investigative documents released […]

Hendry County principal’s attorney speaks for first time about paddling controversy

For the first time, we’re hearing from the attorney of a Clewiston school principal seen paddling a child as punishment. The video of the paddling was first brought to light by WINK News in late April and gained international attention. Corporal punishment is legal in Florida, but state law leaves it up to each county […]

Hendry County school principal under investigation for paddling 6-year-old student in front of child’s mother

A Clewiston school principal is under investigation for paddling a student who allegedly damaged a computer, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office report. The Clewiston Police Department told WINK News they are now investigating a case of Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter paddling a student in front of her mother. WINK News confirmed […]