Who is Melissa Carter?
Melissa Carter is a Florida school principal who could be facing criminal charges for spanking a six-year-old with a wooden paddle. The incident happened on April 13, but is now blowing up as the principal – Carter – is being investigated by the police.
She is no longer listed on the school’s website, so it is unclear if she has been removed from the role. The school district has refused to comment on the matter despite attempts from multiple press outlets. We couldn’t find any social media links for Carter as well.
Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter
Carter is the principal of Central Elementary School, located in Clewiston, Hendry County.
It is unclear if she is present on social media or if she has taken down her accounts.
Melissa Carter Principal
Here is a video of the incident, posted on social media by a CBS journalist. The video was originally published by WINK, who broke the story.
A 6yo child in FL. was beaten by her school principal, in front of her mother, for damage she allegedly caused to a computer. ⚠️ this video is graphic. It’s infuriating, outrageous & shocking & the principal is now under criminal investigation. https://t.co/M3cIZeTMKa pic.twitter.com/HPAcbYXlXe
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 2, 2021
Melissa Carter Petition
Apart from the investigation, Carter is also facing a public petition. Rod V started a Change.org petition on April 1 calling for Carter to be prosecuted.
At the time of writing, the petition has 223 of the required 500 signatures.
Melissa Carter Fired
It is also likely that Carter has been removed from her job since the school county has removed her from the website and there are no images of her on the school’s Facebook page. There is also a massive social media campaign against Carter, with many people slamming her for hitting a six-year-old.
DISTURBING VIDEO: Florida principal “brutally, savagely and sadistically” paddles 6-year-old girl while her mother — an undocumented immigrant — helplessly records the beating #BecauseFlorida @stephaniebusin @dwayneebrown23 @amanda_s_nelson https://t.co/jj1t0UdUzh
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) May 2, 2021