U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg wants to make it harder for children and parents to sue teachers over the way they discipline their pupils.

Gregg, R-N.H., was inspired in part by a case in Kingston, N.H., where a teen-ager who had been barred from entering a teacher's class punched his instructor in the face.

Though no lawsuits have been filed against the Sanborn Regional High School teacher, a spokesman for Gregg said the threat of lawsuits makes it more difficult for teachers to discipline unruly pupils.


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