Florida Principal Removed from School for Disciplining His Daughter?

Florida principal Darren Jones has been removed from his school for hitting his own daughter with an extension cord. His daughter has been removed from the home and he was arrested and released. Jones says he was disciplining his out of control daughter. Jones has been credited with turning around failing schools as well as being a father figure to at risk youth. Is this old school discipline or is this abuse? Tell me what you think. http://video.miami.cbslocal.com/global/video/popup/pop_playerLaunch.asp?clipId1=5474815&flvUri=&partnerclipid=&at1=News&vt1=v&h1=Bro%20ward%20Principal%20Charged%20With%20Child%20Abuse&d1=112733&redirUrl=http://video.miami.cbslocal.com&activePane=info&LaunchPageAdTag=homepage&clipFormat=flv

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  • John  On January 21, 2011 at 12:25 am

    It is abusive to hit someone with an extension cord. Just as if he ad hit his wife or co-worker with the same cord. Maybe he should not have been fired, but if up on charger then a leave is appropriate.

  • elogam  On January 23, 2011 at 6:08 am

    A spanking may have been appropriate, but now with an extension cord. I would not remove him from his professional position for this private matter, although I might remove the miscreant child from the home. Probably make them both happy….

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