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Senate to take up school spanking bill
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would ban the spanking of disabled children at public schools. The bill has already passed in the House and is up for a vote in the Senate on Monday. The measure would bar school officials from using corporal punishment on kids with disabilities, unless their parents give written approval.A report released last month by the state Comptroller's office found that disabled children in Tennessee schools were getting spanked at a higher rate than other children in recent years.