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State Attorney’s Office determines Clewiston principal who paddled student did not commit a crime

CLEWISTON, Fla. – The State Attorney’s office concluded the Clewiston school principal recorded on video in April hitting a first-grade student with a paddle did not commit a crime.

On Friday afternoon, the state attorney released a statement that said after reviewing evidence and documents, no crime was committed by Principal Melissa Carter of Central Elementary School.

The 6-year-old’s mother was notified about computer damage and was asked to come to the school with $50. School administrators told her child needed to be punished, according to the family’s lawyer.

According to staff, Carter’s assistant Cecilia Self, called the child’s mother to explain the situation. Later, Self and Carter are seen holding the child down and Carter paddle’s the child multiple times.

In the video, you can also hear the principal say, “You better be glad you’re not my daughter because I would spank you all the time for acting like that.”

The mother went to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office and reported the incident. The video was also sent to the county’s superintendent, who placed the principal on administrative leave.

Attorney Brent Probinsky, who is representing the family of the child, released this statement:

The family and I as their lawyer are very disappointed that the State Attorney, Amira Fox, did not criminally charge the school principal and her assistant who savagely beat this innocent 6 y o with a paddle for merely scratching a computer.

The State Attorney Ms. Fox in our estimation failed to hold accountable those who violate their responsibility to educate and nurture school children under their care and instead, physically and emotionally abuse them.

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