Corporal Punishment

With no safeguards in place, lawmakers voted to grant school districts total discretion on physical punishment of students.

A video showing a principal paddling a kindergartner goes viral and sparks discussions about corporal punishment. The child's mother said the principal coerced her into granting permission for the spanking. She feared being sent back to jail for truancy.

A substitute teacher at a middle school in Prince Georges County, Maryland is being investigated on charges of disciplining students with a belt last week,…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three (including an 8-year-old boy) and injured over 250 people.…