Spankings Considered in Arkansas Schools
(Memphis,TN) Ora Dukes has a teenage son and like so many mothers these days she says he gets out of hand.
“I had the police come to my house for my teenager” said Duke. City leaders in Forrest City say they have tried everything to curb youth behavior issues.
Police Chief EP Reynolds has locked parents of repeat offenders and even taken some kids to the cemetery to show them where they’re headed if they don’t shape up.
“You’ve got to think outside box you got to think up ways to tackle the problem” Reynolds told us in March of this year.
The latest idea being tossed around is to start discipline earlier. Administrators at Forrest City Schools are asking parents how they feel about letting them spank their younger kids.
Deputy superintendent Joye Hughes said, “We’ve not had it in the district for years, but have had several requests to look at it. So, we’re wanting to see how the community feels.”
They’re calling parents across city, to hear what they think. People like Freddie Welch want to see corporal punishment return, “Now a days they get sent to their room where their games are.”