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US school brings in wooden paddle for punishment.

US school brings in wooden paddle for punishment.

A school in the US state of Georgia is asking parents to consent to allowing their children to be spanked with a wooden paddle as a form of punishment.

The Georgia School for Innovation and the Classics sent a letter to parents requesting to paddle students after their third behavioural infraction.

Students who are not authorised to be paddled will instead face a suspension.

Georgia is among 19 US states that allow corporal punishment - including paddling - in schools.

"In this school we take discipline very seriously," Superintendent Jody Boulineau told local media.

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