NJ school accused of using corporal punishment on students

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PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — State officials are investigating allegations of corporal punishment at a middle school in Perth Amboy.

The Home News Tribune reports the principal and vice principal at the William McGinnis School have been placed on administrative leave.

Parents say students were recently made to march in formation around the building with their backpacks or book bags.

State child welfare officials are handling the investigation, police said.