Video Captures Coach Paddling Students
MONROE, La. (AP) — Ouachita Parish Schools is checking into the circumstances surrounding a video that administrators believe shows a coach paddling two students at Richwood Middle School in violation of the district's corporal punishment policy.
The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows two students being paddled in what appears to be the school's weight room while others watch. Each student is given three whacks with the paddle.
Superintendent Bob Webber said the video was apparently taken during the 2012-13 school year because the coach in the video is not at Richwood Middle School this year.
He is employed at another Ouachita Parish school and was not moved because of the paddling incident.