More reasons to home school.
I always tell my kids never to spank in public. Not that I was ever much of a spanker because I didn't find it very effective. Denying privileges gets a response much faster. Nevertheless, sometimes a good well-aimed swat on the tush can be motivational. As for the interfering school administrator, she should have minded her own business. Clearly, the grandmother was not abusing the child who was apparently having hysterics. All the administrator did was precipitate a nasty altercation between a teenager and the police. One more reason to home-school: avoid the busybodies who think they know best.