Police in Florida have cleared an elementary school principal who was caught on camera hitting a six-year-old child with a paddle. In April, the principal of Central Elementary School in Clewiston, Florida, Melissa Carter was filmed by the mother of the six-year-old girl whacking her for damaging a computer. The Clewiston Police Department is investigating the allegations and Ms Carter meanwhile has been placed on administrative leave. Sheriff Whidden was sworn in earlier this year, for his fourth term, as the Hendry County Sheriff. According to the police report, the school clerk had told the mother that the school has a small paddle that they could use to smack the child with and for that the mother and a deputy sheriff would have to be present to supervise. The mother of the six-year-old was not aware of the rights, her attorney Brent Probinsky told the media.
Florida school principal seen paddling young girl in disturbing video
Florida principal who spanked 6-year-old cleared of wrongdoing
A Florida principal is being investigated after a video surfaced of her paddling a 6-year-old student in front of her mother at an elementary school, the authorities said. In an email on Monday, Robert J. Brent Probinsky, a lawyer for the mother, said the woman had received a call on April 13 from the school saying that her daughter had damaged a computer screen at the school in Clewiston, which is about 80 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The woman, Mr. Carter struck her three times with a paddle while they stood next to a school clerk. After the first strike, the video shows, the child began to cry and moved away from the chair, but the two women repositioned her there, then Ms.
Florida principal under investigation for paddling 6-year-old student
CNN A Florida school principal did not commit a crime when she paddled a 6-year-old girl on the buttocks, as she appeared to have been asked by the child's mother to discipline the girl, according to a review by the state attorney's office. More Videos Mother records school employee using paddle on daughter The girl's mother secretly recorded the incident at Central Elementary School in Clewiston, Florida, on April 13 after the school phoned her to say her daughter had damaged computer equipment.
By Rachel Sharp For Dailymail. A Florida school principal has been cleared of wrongdoing after a viral video showed her spanking a six-year-old girl with a paddle in front of her mom as punishment for damaging a computer. State Attorney Amira Fox's office said Friday that Melissa Carter, head of Central Elementary School in Clewiston, will not face charges over the incident and that no crime was committed. Prosecutors said the punishment did not cause harm or amount to child abuse and that its investigation found the child's mom, Fabiola Rivera, had consented to her daughter being spanked by the school staffer.