Florida Principal Under Investigation for Beating 6-Year-Old With Wooden Paddle, While Girl’s Mother Watched

School principal Melissa Carter is reportedly being investigated by police and the Department of Children and Families for allegedly beating a 6-year old girl with a wooden paddle at Central Elementary School in Clewiston, Florida.

Carter reportedly notified the child’s mother that she would be charged $50 for her daughter breaking a computer part.

The mother told WINK that she secretly recorded the paddling, which she stood and watched:

The hatred with which she hit my daughter, I mean it was a hatred that, really I’ve never hit my daughter like she hit her. I had never hit her. Nobody would have believed me. I sacrificed my daughter, so all parents can realize what’s happening in this school.

The mother’s lawyer, Brent Probinsky, said the paddling was “aggravated battery” and called the principal “sadistic“:

They’re using a weapon that can cause severe physical harm.

Probinsky told CBS News the mother was afraid to intervene while her child was beaten because she felt intimidated. The mother said part of her fear was that she is undocumented, the network noted.

(Sources: WINK, CBS News)

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