Iowa Principal Spanks Students on Their Birthdays.
Parent complaints have illuminated Principal Terry Eisenbarth's habit announcing student birthdays over the loudspeakers, after which the students proceed to his office to receive a calculator, some pencils and a swift tap from a padded hockey stick for every year of their lives. He calls them "whammies".
An investigation into the practice is underway, the Desmoines Register reported.
Parent Steve Wernimont's three children have all received whammies. Two of them did not mind, but a third was very upset, he said.
"I do not spank my kids at home on their birthdays," <a href="http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110527/NEWS02/105270341/Birthday-spankings-at-eastern-Iowa-school-spark-complaints-probe?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage">Wernimont said.</a> "That is not a celebration. It's being subservient to a dominating figure."
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||May 27, 2011|
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