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Supreme Court / Corporal Punishment #251542

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1977
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules corporal punishment in schools not unconstitutional.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Case came from Miami, Florida; background noted. (Demonstration of Florida paddling procedure shown.) [S. Miami Junior H.S. principal Dr. Dwight WITTY - tells student to look at picture of John Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln during spanking.] [Miami school superintendent Leonard BRITTON - says corporal punishment necessary to help maintain school order.] Original suit filed by Eloise Ingraham, after son James paddled in 1970 before guidelines set; James now serving 1 year in prison for assaulting policeman. [Mrs. INGRAHAM - describes son's injuries and says he had trouble in school after incident.] Meaning of court ruling noted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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