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Jackson Murrah coach admits paddling students

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Murrah High School basketball coach Marlon Dorsey has admitted that he has whipped his players with a weightlifting belt.

According to a statement made by Dorsey on Sunday," The punishment was issued for a variety of reasons, including disrespecting teachers, stealing cell phones, leaving campus without permission, being late for class and not following the dress code".

Corporal punishment has been banned in Jackson Public Schools since 1991. Violation of the JPS corporal policy is punishable by disciplinary action up to suspension without pay and termination.

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