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(Memphis) A Memphis father is in jail on child abuse charges after police say he went too far while disciplining his son.

57-year-old Lavern Flynn admits to hitting his son with a wooden paddle after the child hid  school progress reports and lied about it.

An employee at a local elementary school called police after seeing the child with a busted lip, swollen eye and blood on the back of his pants.

Flynn is charged with two counts of child abuse and neglect.  He will face a judge on Monday.