Revealing Prom Attire Results in Corporal Punishment at Oxford High

October 5, 2015

For some Alabama teens at Oxford High School in Alabama, prom ended with a paddle to the backside for not following the dress code.

“The expectation in our community is that it’s there for protection of kids and not for management of kids,” the Oxford High School principal told WBRC of the school's dress code policy.

Given the option between corporal punishment or a three-day suspension, one student, Erica DeRemus chose the later. “We're too old to get spanked,” she told a local CNN. “This is not the 1940's…”