Arkansas School Paddles Kids Who Walked Out For National Gun Protests

By Aaron Kesel

Three students at a Greenbrier, Arkansas high school were bizarrely punished with paddles after walking out of school to participate in the national walkout to protest against gun violence, The Hill reported.

According to multiple reports, the three students were given the choice between in-school suspension or corporal punishment, meaning paddling.

A parent of one of the students tweeted about the students’ choices, adding in a follow-up tweet that the students were swatted “two times on the bum with a wooden paddle.”

My kid and two other students walked out of their rural, very conservative, public school for 17 minutes today. They were given two punishment options. They chose corporal punishment. This generation is not playing around. #walkout

— Jerusalem Greer (@JerusalemGreer) March 14, 2018

District superintendent Scott Spainhour confirmed to local NBC affiliate KARK that three students had participated in the nationwide

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