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14-year-old girl arrested after slashing classmate with knife

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A 14-year-old junior high school girl has been arrested after she slashed a 13-year-old male classmate in the neck with a folding knife at a school in Handa, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday.

The incident occurred at around 11:10 a.m. after the girl and boy started arguing during a calligraphy class at Handa City Junior High School, Kyodo News reported. Police said the boy was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

After the girl attacked her classmate, she was immediately restrained by the teacher until police arrived. Police said the girl was in possession of multiple knives.

The girl and the victim were seated near each other with 38 other students in the classroom. After the incident, some students complained about feeling sick and were treated at the nurse’s office.

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The most burning question is motive. Which is entirely missing. What did the boy do or say to incite such an act of violence?

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40 students in one classroom? Why not two smaller classes of twenty students, allowing for more teacher/student attention...oh, I am so stupid! (OK, I momentarily forgot... two classrooms is twice the cost, and BOE priority is saving on educational costs so that the Director of the Board of Education 教育委員会理事 Kyooiku iinkai riji can be paid a larger salary).

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The most burning question is motive. Which is entirely missing. What did the boy do or say to incite such an act of violence?

Probably the same thing all boys that age say... something stupid and inappropriate.

The real question is how long has it been going on and has she just been standing on it or has she voiced it out and just been ignored. Japan schools really needs to adopt a no bulling policy and start suspending students who do it.

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She was in possession of multiple knives. That says something the story is missing.

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James and Ossan. Go easy on the victim blaming!

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Yikes. Psychooooooooooooooooo....

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The most burning question is motive. Which is entirely missing. What did the boy do or say to incite such an act of violence?

This is called "blaming the victim". Assuming that the attack must have had some justification in the actions of the victim.

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What does the motive matter?

There is no reason to stab someone because of an argument or any other reason, except self defense.

3RENSHO

Today 06:34 pm JST

40 students in one classroom? Why not two smaller classes of twenty students, allowing for more teacher/student attention...oh, I am so stupid! (OK, I momentarily forgot... two classrooms is twice the cost, and BOE priority is saving on educational costs so that the Director of the Board of Education 教育委員会理事 Kyooiku iinkai riji can be paid a larger salary).

Yes classes are getting larger because of costs savings but the most notable reason is the lack of teachers on the market. Please do some research before you just randomly place s comment which may incline that it is all the fault of the school.

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Whatever was said or done doesn’t justify assault and possibly attempted murder or carrying a knife or in this case multiple knives!

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There is no justification or excuse for a 14 y/o girl to carry with her multiple knives to the school.

She has to be expelled from this school and police should not only question her, but also her parents.

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@Albert you can only pack so many people in a room before space becomes a problem I agree there is no known reason reported as to why she slashed her classmate nor it is the right thing to do. One would think that if classes are getting larger because of cost, one should think about the impact and mental consciousness of those effected. Studies have proven if you put so many people in a small room over time someone in that room will get irritated. If the school is packing them in the school should also think about the possible outcomes of fighting and yes bullying and impose immediate suspensions.

Yes classes are getting larger because of costs savings but the most notable reason is the lack of teachers on the market. Please do some research before you just randomly place s comment which may incline that it is all the fault of the school.

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And the victim is ?

Lack of content in this article

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Apparently after a number of arguments, a threat was made (by the girl) and the boy suggested that she "do if she thinks she can" - apparently, she called his bluff.

It's still too early to make a final call, but school/teachers have a reputation for turning a blind eye to bullying only to spring to action when a victim fights back. The fighting back is often premeditated and it's wrong, but... it's not the same thing as the girl suddenly deciding to attack the boy for no reason.

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KusoOssanAmerica:

The most burning question is motive.

I couldn't care less what the boy said, nothing justifies this

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I couldn't care less what the boy said, nothing justifies this

What if he did something?

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I know this is old but only noticed it today.

What does the motive matter?

It matters to learn from mistakes made to help prevent such occurrences from happening in the future.

There is no reason to stab someone because of an argument or any other reason, except self defense

Verbal assault is still assault but not treated as such here in Japan. Some could argue that that was self defense against verbal abuse.

@Olive

after the girl and boy started arguing

Not victim blaming..

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