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 […]

A previous paddling led to ban on corporal punishment in Hendry County schools

Paul Puletti, a former Hendry County school superintendent, is responsible for the ban on corporal punishment in the school district he used to lead. That’s why Puletti was surprised to see the video of Melissa Carter, Central Elementary School principal, paddling a 6-year-old student while a school clerk, Cecilia Self, held the girl down. “I […]

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 […]