Today one of the girls in my class came to school with bruises and cuts on her legs. She told me that her dad had spanked her with his belt- the side with the buckle. She had whelps in some places from the belt and in other places cuts and sores from the belt buckle. In one spot she had a bleeding area the exact shape of the belt buckle. My assistant talked to her to make sure that I understood her correctly. She also asked her if she learned her lesson and would obey at home after this. I was a little taken aback since that was hardly the point. I then talked to the principal about the child. His response was that it was normal and nothing was to be done about it. I am so disappointed in my principle. I thought very highly of him until now. He did not even act shocked or bothered by it. What kind of place thinks that is normal and does not try to help a child? Obviously, since it is legal to beat your child here, I cannot do anything to change her home life but I want to help her in some way. I feel very hopeless. Please pray for her and wisdom for me.
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