Bill banning corporal punishment in schools heads to House

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A bill that would ban corporal punishment in schools passed in the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

Terry Brooks, the executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, says corporal punishment traumatizes kids and “creates school climates that are less orderly and disciplined.”

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Brooks says physical punishment is allowed in dozens of schools around the state, which he says led to 284 incidences last school year.

The bill now heads to the House.