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House passes bills to ban corporal punishment in schools

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 17:06:42-05

(LEX 18) — The state house passed a bill that would ban corporal punishment in all Kentucky schools this morning.

House Bill 22 bars anyone employed by a Kentucky School District from using punishment with physical pain or any form of physical discipline. The bill will now move to the senate.

Kentucky is one of 19 states that still allows paddling and other forms of corporal punishment in schools.

According to the State Education Department, there were 284 incidents of corporal punishment in Kentucky schools from 2018 - 2019.