I went to a Catholic school in Canada and getting the strap at school was the punishment for very bad behaviour. You would get the rubber strap across the palm of your hand. In addition, a note was sent to your home and then I would get spanked on my bare bottom by my father. On occasions, you would be strapped at school with others, but only one in the office at a time. Both male and females were strapped, my wife being one who got it. Her younger sister was also strapped at school and we both heard her getting a bare bottom spanking in their father’s den.