TEXAS: U.S. District Court condones deliberate injury to schoolchildren

GROVETON, TX: On August 21, 2003, Justin Michael Causby was beaten on the buttocks with a wooden board by his school coach.
  • Justin's mother says: "You could see blood through his underwear."

  • Justin's doctor's said the bruises were: "consistent with traumatic injury."

  • Texas Department of Education spokesperson, Geoff Wool said: "Corporal punishment is allowed. If it's done in a measured, nonviolent way, it's not considered abuse."

10-year-old Justin Michael Causby's injuries from being paddled at school

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Causby case related articles
  1. "'Hearing aids' for students," By Lyndol Wilkinson, The Huntsville Item, January 27, 2006 www.nospank.net/causby4.htm
  2. "Parents of student who was paddled file suit against Groveton ISD," The Lufkin Daily News, September 8, 2005 www.nospank.net/n-p07r.htm
  3. "It was the fourth day of school. Justin Causby got in trouble with his gym coach," CNN.COM, August 16, 2004 www.nospank.net/causby2.htm
  4. "Age-old controversy: Is paddling right...?" By Mira Oberman, Dallas Morning News, July 24, 2004 www.nospank.net/n-m81r.htm
  5. "Paddling Investigation; Pros And Cons Of Pops", KTRE9.com, May 23, 2004 www.nospank.net/n-m11r.htm
  6. Jimmy Dunne's letter to The Groveton News (Texas), May 3, 2004 www.nospank.net/n-l91r.htm
  7. "Child Injured, Mom Angry Over Corporal Punishment," By Donna McCollum, KTRE Television, April 29, 2004 www.nospank.net/n-l90r.htm

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