A Springtown High School vice principal is in trouble for sexual assault and battery of a minor child at the school where he works. Vice Principal, Kirt Shaw, was responsible for beating one of his students, Taylor Santos, on her buttocks with a wooden paddle and derived sadistic pleasure after she was accused of academic dishonesty. Mr. Shaw is said to have struck and laughed at Santos as another female student watched.
Utilizing a foreign object such as a paddle to inflict pain on another person’s private parts such as the buttocks constitutes sexual assault and/or battery. Criminal charges may be considered for his role in the incident. To date, Mr. Shaw has not been suspended for his actions at Springtown High School.
SPRINGTOWN, Texas (UPC) — A number of grade schools in Springtown, Texas still allow corporal punishment on students. A requirement, however, is that an administrator of the same sex dole out the punishment.
When the classmate of 95-pound, 15-year-old Taylor Santos allegedly copied her homework, Santos says her punishment went over the line.
[Male] Vice Principal Kirt Zane Shaw, of 2700 Peel Rd in Springtown, disciplined the girl on her buttocks with a large wooden paddle, which he swung with a violent, upward motion, according to the girl’s mom, Anna Jorgensen.
“She was telling me it was numb and that it burned,” Jorgensen said. “And it looked like a burn. She slept on her side that night. She was more humiliated and embarrassed than anything, but the more she and I thought about it, it wasn’t fair and I thought I needed to do something about it.”
Shaw first had the girl call her mother to approve the punishment, which is required. Jorgensen said she agreed, but had no idea the whack would come from a man — or be so severe. Jorgensen said her daughter, a cross-country athlete who weighs just 95 pounds, was left with large, blistered wounds on her buttocks.
“I really don’t think he had to hit her that hard,” she said. “I’m not saying he went in to intentionally hurt my daughter, but intentional or not, it did happen.”