JASPER COUNTY, Ga. (April 15, 2016) — Video of a kindergarten student being paddled by his principal at a Georgia school is causing an uproar on social media.
Shana Perez told WSB-TV that she took video of her son struggling and screaming as administrators tried to paddle him at school Wednesday morning.
“I know it was horrible at the time. When I went back and actually watched the video, I was in tears,” Perez said. “He was crying. Holding his hands over his butt, trying to get away. Wanting his mommy.”
Perez said her son was being punished for spitting at a fellow student.
“He’s five. He’s not the best child. He’s probably worse than some other people’s children. It’s not the way we’re raising him. We haven’t raised him to be bad,” Perez said.
From Facebook: Shana Marie Perez – “…they told me if he could not get a paddling he would have to be suspended and if he got suspended for even one day I WILL go to jail for truancy… Jasper county made me do this… I could not go to jail or my kids would have nothing … I can’t take care of my kids in jail… And I was not texting I was recording this… I couldn’t do anything to stop them.”