The mother says she could do nothing to stop her so she decided to film the incident instead for proof.
An elementary school principal turned into a ruthless headmaster from the 19th century as she paddled a 6-year-old student in front of her mother for damaging a school computer. The mother recorded the whole incident and filed a complaint against the principal and the school, reported TMZ.
In the video, Clewiston's Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter and her clerk Cecilia Self can be seen bending a little girl over and giving her few whacks with an old-school paddle. What makes things worse is that this was all happening in front of the child's mother who ended up recording it to take against them. The mother explained that she was called to the school after her daughter had apparently damaged a school computer, the repair would cost nothing more than 50$. She was then told by the school that her kid would be getting paddled as punishment, with her and a "deputy" present. The mother claimed that she didn't understand the process as it was being explained to her, as she doesn't speak much English, reported TMZ.
When the mother arrived at the school to pay the fee and get her daughter, she was led to a room where Carter and Self were present, along with her child. She noticed that there was no law enforcement deputy in sight. Even before she could question or stop them, Carter was meting out a beating. The mother, who has not been ID'd for privacy, insists that she did not step in because she felt she would get in trouble. Helpless, she realized that the only thing she could do was to document the whole thing to expose the abuse. The mother went on to say that she felt she needed to "sacrifice" her daughter to blow the lid on what was going on there, reported TMZ.
It has been further reported that investigations are underway. Chewiston PD, Department of Children and Families, and Hendry County are currently on the case and have made it clear that corporal punishment is not allowed.
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