A Florida principal is under investigation after a video went viral of her using a paddle to discipline a 6-year-old child in front of the child’s mother.
Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter spanks the child multiple times with assistance from another school employee, NBC-2 reported. The child is crying and attempts to avoid the paddling before being hit again in the video.
The child had allegedly damaged a school computer and her mother was called on April 13 to pay the fee, the New York Post reported. When the mother arrived at the school, she was sent to the principal’s office, where she found Carter, her daughter and the school clerk.
A language barrier caused the mother to not understand what was taking place, and she filmed the incident, according to WINK-TV.