If you get a spanking at school, you'll get one at home.
That's the warning the majority of parents gave their children. It was understood. That's how things worked with corporal punishment and the community during Pilot Mountain Schoolhouse days.
Listen to this conversation between a husband and wife as they remember school spankings:
Wife: They spanked us if we needed it. That’s what made us what we are. Our daddies and mamas spanked us. If I got one here, I got one at home.
Husband: I would have, too, if I had told.
Wife: I had a little cousin that told every time, so there wasn’t no way I could get out of it.
Catch of the day,