Letting her daughter be spanked with a paddle for having shared homework with a classmate? Not a problem for one Texas mom. But knowing that a man administered the punishment, and left her daughter's backside bruised, does upset her—and the mother has school policy on her side, because only staff members of the same sex as the student are supposed to administer spankings, ABC News reports. "I came unglued," Anna Jorgensen tells WFAA of daughter Taylor Santos' paddling by a male administrator. "It looked almost like it had been burned and blistered, it was so bad."
Jorgensen called the vice principal at Springtown High School near Forth Worth and complained, but he said Taylor's bottom looked "normal" after a paddling—and added that he didn't know about the same-gender paddling rule. Another mom says her daughter was also spanked by the same male vice principal—with a male police officer in the room: "Two men giving her a swat behind closed doors, that is creepy," she says. Taylor actually chose her paddling over a second day of suspension from school. Now the school is actually considering changing the rule to allow men to spank girls.