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State Laws on Corporal Punishment in Public Schools

Laws on use of corporal punishment in schools prohibit (in many states) and regulate the infliction of physical punishment (such as paddling) on students, by school officials. Choose a state from the map or a link from the list below for state-specific laws on corporal punishment in schools, including what (if any) corporal punishment is allowed, and the circumstances under which it may be used.

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