A student’s family is suing West Virginia’s Berkeley County Schools over a school’s use of walking as a form of discipline.
The lawsuit says Mountain Ridge Intermediate School’s policy violates state law prohibiting corporal punishment.
According to the lawsuit, the practice involves requiring a student to walk from one light pole on campus to another, usually for 15 to 30 minutes.
The Journal reports that Neva Savage and William Savage filed the lawsuit in February in Berkeley County Circuit Court. It has since been moved to federal court. Also named as defendants are the Board of Education, the superintendent, the school’s principal and a teacher.
Attorneys representing the school officials have asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit.
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