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Muscogee Co. School Board ends corporal punishment

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MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -

Corporal punishment is no longer in schools across Muscogee County.

The school board voted unanimously Monday to end spankings in Columbus schools.

Now the district is looking to find more effective ways to punish children for misbehaving during school hours.

Board members said Monday that they believed that by ending corporal punishment it will set a better overall example for students.

"Corporal punishment was first brought up by the superintendent," said Rob Varner, school board chair. "He made it very clear that there were better alternative means of disciplining a child that are in existence today." 

Those other methods of punishment have not been discussed by the board but are being talked about by district administrators.

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