VIDEO: 5-year old gets paddled by school official in viral video

A lot of people are outraged this morning after a Georgia mother posted footage of her 5-year old son about to get paddled at school.

He'd apparently tried to hit another student on Monday...and ended up spitting on someone else.

We don't see the paddling on the footage, which was posted Wednesday morning, but it's gone viral...with more than a million views already.

The mother, Shana Perez, says she was told that if she tried to stop them...her son would be suspended and she would go to jail.

She was arrested two weeks ago for truancy because the boy had 18 unexcused absences and more than 20 instances of "excessive tardiness."

School district officials say they're investigating the incident but adds that corporal punishment is allowed in the district.

"When corporal punishment is used, it is with parental consent. The district is investigating the incident and looking into its discipline policies at this time."

Perez says she did not give them consent to spank her son.

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