The student, Roshika Smith, now 18, was so embarrassed by the incident that she has not returned to school.
Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters also said that there could be civil action and Smith's mother could sue the parents of the children who held her down.
So for two days last week I didn't come to school.
News4jax spoke with local attorney, Rhonda Peoples-Waters, to see if the family could pursue any legal action.
The family is checking to see if it has any legal recourse.
Pastor James Brant, who is over the school, had no comment when asked if other students were allowed to hold a student down for the paddling Smith's family is questioning if things were taken too far.
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