But getting right-minded journalists to agree with me is one thing - school administrators is quite another. Heck, there's still some schools that paddle students for misbehavior. And judges seem to think its OK, There is no evidence that the defendant acted with any malicious or sadistic intent to cause harm to (the child). The defendant in this case being a school official who bent this child over and beat on his rear-end.
The sad part is that if this were an animal shelter worker who had paddled a puppy while it was in their care ... well, I think you all know how that outcome would differ from the above judge's statement.