15-Year-Old Girl Left ‘Bruised & Blistered’ by Twisted Vice Principal’s Spanking (VIDEO)

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taylor santosWhat would you do if your 15-year-old daughter came home with her backside so bruised and beaten she could barely sit down -- because a grown man spanked her with a paddle? What would you do if that grown man were the vice principal of your daughter's school? As the mother of a tween girl, I know what I would do, or at least what I would want to do -- but I probably shouldn't get too detailed here (let's just say my plan resembles an episode of The Sopranos).

Anyway, the above question unfortunately isn't a hypothetical one for Texas mom Anna Jorgenson, who "came unglued" when her 15-year-old daughter Taylor Santos got home from school with a butt that "looked almost like it had been burned and blistered, it was so bad." What did she do? Well, considering the vice principal's actions were legal in the state of Texas -- and that Jorgenson gave permission for her daughter to be paddled -- what COULD she do?

That's right, Texas is one of the 19 (!) states in this country to allow corporal punishment in schools. Parental consent is usually (not always?!) required, however -- and in this case, not only did Jorgenson say it was okay for her daughter to be spanked in school, Taylor (a top student at Springtown High) actually requested the paddling in place of a day's suspension.

BUT here's the catch: School policy dictates that "corporal punishment shall be administered only by an employee who is the same sex as the student specifically." So neither Taylor nor her mom had any idea the MALE vice principal would be the one to wield the paddle. What happened was in fact a violation of district regulations.

Just the thought of it makes me feel absolutely ill. Personally, I would "come unglued" if any faculty member of either sex dared to lay a hand on my daughter (or my son), but the fact that this was an adult male spanking a teenage girl takes the incident to a different level of outrageous.

And it gets worse. After Jorgenson called to complain, Springtown Superintendent Mike Kelley proposed lifting the same sex spanking regulation, calling it "too limiting."

And it gets worse again. Last night, the school board voted in favor of the change. (Parents will reportedly have the option to choose whether a man or woman pummels their child.) I just don't get it. Why is this okay? Especially when I remember what a judge in (a different part of) Texas said last year to a mother who was arrested for spanking her 2-year-old: "In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children. You understand?"

No, I don't.

What would you do if a male vice principal paddled your 15-year-old daughter?

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Rhond... RhondaVeggie

The mother signed a paper giving the school permission to physically abuse her daughter. She is just as guilty as the principal.

Gigan... GigantaursMommy

They used to offer paddlings as punishment in my schools in TN. My dad stopped agreeing to them after awhile because even he thought it was weird for someone else (especially an adult male) to spank us and my father was the KING of corporeal punishment we got spanked for everything. I feel sorry for that poor young woman she must have been hit for a very long time to sustain that kind of bruising, not to mention I'm sure the principal would have had to raise his hand above shoulder level which is I'm pretty sure a violation of the rules for spankings in schools as well. I bet her mom stops giving them permission after this.

nonmember avatar Sarah.S.

Could you actually tell the whole story like a real reporter? This girl was caught helping someone cheat during a test. She requested a paddling because it wouldn't go on her permanent record like a suspension would. She called her mom and said that she wanted the paddling and her mom agreed.

There was a woman in the room while she received her punishment. Did she think it was going to be one or two swats? Seriously?

Maybe next time she will think about the consequences of her actions before breaking the rules.

mande... manderspanders

I bet she never cheats on anything ever again.

What exactly do you expect when you are paddled with, well, a paddle?  (at your own choosing, nonetheless... and I'm sure she could have changed her mind when she saw what was going to take place).

Zamaria Zamaria

My kids' schools still use paddling as a punishment. A parent can opt out or request to be informed beforehand. I requested to be informed. If my kid did something bad enough to require a spanking, I have no problem with that. But I WILL be there personally when it happens, and would likely do the paddling myself. I don't know these people on a personal level, and I don't let strangers paddle my kids. Used to be that you could trust people with things like that, but there are too many sick and crazy people out there these days. I won't put my kids at risk like that. I have no issue with proper spanking, but it won't be done without me being there, in the room when it happens. Period.

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

First off, no one better lay a hand on my child. EVER. I would never have signed that form. Second, the vice principal violated the school rules by spanking her. So, YES. He should be held accountable. Especially if the results of said "paddling" were as bad as they are made to sound. he should know better than to hit a girl that hard. 

jaxmadre jaxmadre

Did mom say her daughter has a 97.8 GPA? I thought GPA stops at 4.0...

homes... homeschoolx3

Yes it IS child abuse Anna Potts, you idiot! Have fun living in your ass backwards pos state, dumbass.sarcasm

Heath... HeatherJo11

No body but myself would ever lay a hand on my children. Ever. The moms an idiot. The vice principle is an idiot. And corporal punishment has no place in schools. Physical punishments are a parents place only. I don't care if she cheated on 20 tests. It's innappropriate. Texas comes down hard on parental abuse & yet it's legal in schools? Totally bizarre to me.

nonmember avatar Shawn

Spanking accomplishes nothing in terms of raising children. It is the ultimate parenting cop-out. And it should NEVER be done by anybody in a school. There is way too much potential for abuse.

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