Girls were rarely spanked in school, but boys were spanked often, by lady teachers. Gordon gave the class some assignment to work on then picked up her paddle and started toward the cloak closet in the back of the classroom. And I remember one substitute male teacher that seemed to especially like the job of supplying the discipline.
I wanted the other three boys to tell the teacher I was innocent but they remained silent. He spanked him very hard and the boy screamed.