We find it necessary to keep reminding readers that some states still allow educators to beat students up with paddles. This boy boy got a few licks for disturbing his class. His mom, (using simple logic) argues that, "...if I put bruises on him, I would be in trouble." Actually mom, I think if anyone else in the country put bruises on him, they would be in trouble too. That's why we have laws against assault and battery. But for some odd reason, we still have schools that get away with giving kids "licks" with a paddle. Go figure.