Igaham Vs Ingraham Case Study
October 1, 1970, Assistant Principal Solomon Barnes applied corporal punishment to Roosevelt Andrews and fifteen other boys in a restroom at Charles R. Drew Junior High School. A teacher had accused Andrews of tardiness, but Andrews claimed he still had two minutes to get to class when he was taken to get bear. When Andrews denied paddling, Barnes hit him on the arm, back, and across the neck.
On October 6, 1970, Principal Willie J. Wright removed James Ingraham and several other disruptive students to his office, where he paddled eight to ten of them. When Ingraham refused to assume a paddling position, Wright called on Barnes and Assistant Principal Lemmie Deliford to hold Ingraham in a prone position while Wright administered twenty hits with a padddle. …show more content…
The Court didmy see any need to go on with the Eighth Amendment to include disciplinary actions taken by public schools to punish students. Also it was held that because the punishment caused upon the students was physical punishment it was not covered under the process and understanding in the Fourteenth Amendment. In making this decision the Supreme Court looked at cases such as Powell v. Texas, United States v. Barnett, and Greene v. McElroy. These cases were looked up to because they shared thr same type of rulinh which is