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House Rejects Corporal Punishment Ban

April 17, 2002
By: Christopher Shields
State Capital Bureau

A ban on corporal punishment was rejected on the House floor.

Christopher Shields has more from Jefferson City.

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During debate on a bill to crackdown on bullies in Missouri Schools St. Louis County Democrat Barbara Fraser proposed an amendment banning corporal punishment.

Fraser told the house how her amendment prohibits a differnt kind of bullying.

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Contents: Basically, what this bill does is take out the opportunity for big people to hit small people for breaking rules that in fact can be handled in other discipline ways.

Fraser's amendment ended up failing by a vote of 109 to 14.

The bullying bill itsself recieved first round approval.

From the State Capitol, Christopher Shields


The house rejected banning corporal punishement in schools.

Christopher Shields has more from Jefferson City.

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The debate came up during discussion of a bill meant to stop bullying in schools.

St. Louis County Democrat Barbara Fraser introduced an amendment that would require all Missouri schools to ban corporal punishment.

Representative Randall Relford opposed the amendment on the grounds that it should be the up to local school boards to decide.

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Contents: I know that you would imagine that many of the school board policies throughout the state, the use of corporal punishment has probably just gone away, they just don't do it. But don't you think that ought to be a decision of that local school district?

The amendment failed by a vote of 109 to 14

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The house rejected an amendment banning corporal punishment from Missouri schools.

Christopher Shields has the story from Jefferson City.

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The amendment was proposed by St. Louis County Democrat Barbara Fraser during a debate on a bill that would crack down on bullies.

Fraser said in a debate with Representative Randall Relford, harsher institutions than schools don't have corporal punishment.

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Contents: We do not do this in the millitary we don't do this in prisons. This isn't the millitary lady. I do not believe that corporal punishment, a big person hitting a small person or even a teenager if you want to say they are the same size. I don't believe that belongs in the school system.

The Fraser amendment failed 109 to 14.

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A corporal punishment ban was rejected by the house.

I'm Christopher Shields for Missouri Capitol Caucus.

An amendment to ban corporal punishement came up during debate on a bill to crackdown on bullies.

Represenatative Charlie Shields says the house would be taking away a tool from school boards.

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Contents: I think when we send any message that we are taking one of their tools away and saying you must hold students accountable but you can't use one more tool of discipline whether you choose to use it or its just the threat of it, I think sends an incredible message to the school districts in this state.

Representative Tim Harlan rejected that.

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Contents: Corporal Punishment is not an appropriate tool, period.

The amendment was defeated 109 to 14.

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