My teachers and principals carried a paddle or had instant access to it. I took beatings in grade school, behaved in middle school and got it again in high school. I don't think the whippings were as bad as I thought. They went out of favor shortly after I left, somewhere around 86 or so.
I have no problem with it. I have even given the teachers permission to do it, when at parent/ teacher conferences.
As too Peters fight story. Yep, if you fought on school property, both members of he fight got a licking.
I remember when I was small, elementary school age. Fight broke out on the bus. Driver, Mr Gunn, threw both out, right in the middle of a gravel road. He told them to finish it, or the bus wouldn't move.
As far as my high school whipping, I still have the most respect for a man as I could. Heck, Larry even met him, last time during the tour.
If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.
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