Graham only NC county that allows spankings in public schools

There is now only one county in North Carolina that allows corporal punishment in public schools, and it's Graham County. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

There is now only one county in North Carolina that allows corporal punishment in public schools, and it's here in the mountains.

Graham County is continuing the practice where students are actively spanked, paddled or otherwise struck.

State records indicate corporal punishment was used 34 times in Graham County during the 2016-17 school year.

Nationwide, corporal punishment in schools is legal in 19 states.

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