CLEWISTON, Fla. – A school principal was recorded on video hitting a first grade student with a paddle because she had scratched a school computer, according to the family’s attorney.
VIDEO COURTESY: Brent Probinsky
The 6-year-old’s mother was notified about the damage in mid-April and was asked to come to the school with $50 and was told her child needed to be punished.
The principal, Melissa Carter, and her assistant, Cecilia Self, were in the school office with the student when the mother arrived on April 14, according to the lawyer.
The mother does not speak English,...